American K-9 soldiers have been abandoned at Kabul Airport after the last US flight left yesterday (Monday).
51 dogs have been left in the now Taliban controlled Afghanistan after the US Department of Defense ordered that they be left behind.
As American troops left Afghanistan at the stroke of midnight, an animals rights group ‘American Humane’ slammed the US government’s move to leave military contract working dogs caged in an Aircraft hanger at Kabul Airport.
The charity said:
However, the last five US military transport aircraft departed Afghanistan on Monday without the service animals who have been left behind to be “tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies” the charity stated.
The charity’s President Robin R Ganzert said in a statement on last night:
After American President Biden promised “no American will be left behind” it is now estimated around 200 – 1000 American citizens are still in Afghanistan after they could not get to the airport in time.
Chief of US Central Command Frank McKenzie said:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other world leaders called upon US President Joe Biden to issue a delay in the withdrawing of US forces from Afghanistan at last week’s G7 emergency meeting. This came after attempts by both British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace asked the same of their US counterparts which fell on deaf ears.
President Biden was adamant about keeping the August 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan saying:
Veteran Sheepdogs of America, a US Veteran organisation is now frantically trying to rescue the dogs.