Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel
Animals shouldn’t be employed “in the fight against terrorism”. Terrorism is a problem of humans.
Russian authorities have gifted France with DOBRYNIA, a furry new companion named after a Russian folklore hero to help “in the fight against terrorism,” in a show of support following the massive terror attack that killed 130 people and a shepherd named DIESEL who was blown to pieces by a suicide bomber.
Dobrynia “is the personification of force, of goodness, of bravery and altruism,” officials wrote on the Russian Interior Ministry Facebook page, adding that the legendary hero defended Russia against foreign invasion.
Animals should not be used to fight human wars and other conflicts.