Social Issues

Military Dogs: War Heroes or Just Tools?

Posted on: Mon 4 Nov 2019

The military dog who chased the Leader of Islamic State into a tunnel moments before his death is being hailed a hero, and rightly so.

However, the hero status given to military dogs is not reflected in their legal status during armed conflicts; so what exactly are their rights?

Shireen Daft, Lecturer from the Macquarie Law School at Macquarie University joins Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann to explain more.



Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image source: Wikimedia Commons



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