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Dog’s Dinner?


According to this article in the Sunday Telegraph the Russians have created a new breed of dog to help detect terrorists and drug smugglers. It’s a good idea, I guess, but this extract from the report may suggest that Moscow needs to work on its incentive programme:

“Inside one airliner, Mr Sulimov demonstrated the dog’s skills. A briefcase full of guns and grenades was hidden on the plane. Mirka, the sniffer dog, was let loose, and went straight to the case, nudging it and whining. It was rewarded with an Aeroflot biscuit.”

An Aeroflot biscuit? I’ve tried one of those and, believe me, it’s a punishment, not a reward. Poor Mirka.


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