*Humane Society of the United States Alert!* https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2005_military_pets? Animals that our soldiers befriend are being murdered. What ARE they thinking?? Citing concerns over public health and troop morale, the Department of Defense treats stray dogs and cats befriended by military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan as enemies of the state: *The animals are collected and killed <https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2005_military_pets/explanation>. This approach not only represents an about-face from military policy in previous wars, when pets were often treasured mascots in company units, but also flies in the face of modern science, which argues that vaccination and sterilization, not indiscriminate euthanasia, are the most effective tools to prevent an outbreak and spread of rabies. Contact President George W. Bush, our Commander in Chief and a fellow dog owner himself, and tell him that Americans support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan--*and the companion animals who can give these soldiers comfort while in hostile territory*. Also tell him that if America wants to spread democratic values and civility, we must set an example. One way to do that is for the president to order Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to reverse military policy on pet ownership among troops and spread the message of humane values throughout the world. Go here to send President Bush a message that this is NOT acceptable to Amerians! https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2005_military_pets?