In life, even from dog training professionals its very possible to hear the most absurd things, this is just one of those times as Macon County, Illinois training director, Chad Larner, with K-9 Training spoke out to say: …that throughout their state, the police departments may well have to kill their own drug-sniffing dogs if it was the case that cannabis is actually legalized!
So this leaves us wondering, who will sniff out the bombs and the other hard drugs? Will they all have to euthanize, if the law is passed.. even though the state has its fair share of cocaine problems too?
There seem to be more questions than answers here, but arguments go on as it is later argued even more, that it would be “abusive”, “apparently”, to retrain the dogs, even that it could even be almost impossible to do??
He then claimed that a dog that sniffs cannabis can’t be a social dog, and he said it with conviction, is it true? But we think that it really is crazy to imagine for one minute that they just have to die for those reasons!
Do all the cops have an unspoken rule to support ending the dog’s lives? The Police Department Police Chief Assistant, Steve Pentrilli, went on to say that it is just “impossible” to keep the dogs.
So then why don’t we let them sniff out legal cannabis with their new owners that don’t even care whether or not they have been trained to do It’s
“At this point, they’re trained on five different odors. Once they’re programmed with that, you can’t just deprogram them. I think the implications of that would be huge”
It’s not hard to find evidence against what is being said, for example, in Washington State where cannabis really has been legal, for quite a while, they didn’t kill all the dogs that were once trained to smell cannabis, oddly enough, just the opposite, they re-trained them.
An activist who keeps track of these kinds of affairs sad that their opinion is that they are just making empty threats to scare the general public into supporting the sustained ban on cannabis, we would tend to agree that it’s what they are seemingly doing!
Either way, it’s really not on!
“The idea that legalizing for adults to have an ounce on them will equal … all these dogs being euthanized, that seems kind of ridiculous and hyperbolic”
The Sheriff said:
“The biggest thing for law enforcement is, you’re going to have to replace all of your dogs. So to me, it’s a giant step forward for drug dealers, and it’s a giant step backward for law enforcement and the residents of the community”
Seriously did they forget the issues of morality, and what about the dogs themselves, what about their feelings and lives in all this?
Cops abusing their dogs is a terrible thought, even this week alone a cop was caught on video abusing his own faithful search dog, simply because the dog hadn’t found non-existent drugs in a person’s vehicle???
What is the world coming to, SHARE and shame, let’s raise the awareness about these terrible issues!