Photos circling the web show American military dogs being seated on the planes used to evacuate Afghani refugees.
Around 640 people fleeing Taliban oppression squeezed themselves onto a U.S. cargo plane made to carry just 150. Interestingly, however, photos shared on social media seem to show plane seats being occupied by military dogs.
One photo that has been shared worldwide shows the back of a dog’s head and pointy ears.
A picture of Afghan citizens in a US military plane. And the dog of an employee of the US Embassy in Kabul pic.twitter.com/ByU2BsO1hs
— maytham (@maytham956) August 17, 2021
Other images show the dogs waiting to get on planes and military personnel entering the airport with their dogs.
Many Afghans outraged and offended Americans evacuated service dogs in Kabul, but left people behind, including so many who helped the United States pic.twitter.com/DpnaZpWCux
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 16, 2021
Even though many people may think of leaving a dog behind as a horrific act, many people online criticized the military arguing that the dogs should not be given seats considering how many desperate Afghani’s risked their lives or died while trying to board the life-saving flights.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 16, 2021
Around 10 people have reportedly died while clinging to the cargo planes at Kabul airport, some of whom fell to their deaths in mid-air.
“Service” dogs, not random dogs running around the streets of Kabul.
Are they not part of our military? Did they not serve to protect the Afghan people? They can miss me with their outrage.
— Secola Edwards (@SecolaEdwards) August 16, 2021
Many countries from around the world have shown willingness to help in the evacuation procedures.
Germany will be sending military planes to Afghanistan, while the United Kingdom announced it will welcome refugees and the United States is sending army personnel to rescue thousands of American and Afghan citizens.
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