In response to the report that a military contractor dumped a large number of service dogs off at a shelter in Kabul instead of evacuating them — dogs that are now running around loose at the Kabul airport — Snopes writer Dan Evon is warning of “emotionally manipulative content” from people sharing puppy photos on the #nopawsleftbehind hashtag:
— Dan Evon (@danieljevon) August 31, 2021
They even did a fact-check:
Viral photos claim to show dozens of U.S. military service dogs being abandoned at an airport in Kabul.
— snopes.com (@snopes) August 31, 2021
Although they left out the part where SPCA International said the dogs are not in the control of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue shelter:
SPCA International says the rescued dogs in Kabul were released 'into the airport' and are now running loose https://t.co/5KWRPqF91I
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 31, 2021
And we would like Snopes to investigate who paid this defense contractor because if it was taxpayer money or for the benefit of U.S. troops, then it doesn’t matter if they were U.S. military dogs or not:
Did a security contractor paid for by the U.S./doing work for the U.S. leave service dogs at the shelter?
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 31, 2021
So, Snopes, you going to call out PETA over this? Because it not just right-wingers using the hashtag to bash the Biden admin:
The @JoeBiden Administration must get abandoned working dogs & other animals—& their caretakers—out of Afghanistan.
— PETA (@peta) August 31, 2021
Although there is a fair amount of that, too:
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) August 31, 2021
This is my little man, Peanut. ❤️ I lost him last month after a hard-fought battle against pancreatitis. He was my best friend, 2008-2021.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 31, 2021
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 31, 2021
You can follow the #nopawsleftbehind campaign here.