The task probably seemed innocuous enough when a small team of U.S. Navy personnel accepted it last fall. They would trek out to a private security contractor in Chicago to pick up 49 dogs, then transport them to a nearby military base.
But what they found when they arrived was shocking, according to internal Navy e-mails: dirty, weak animals so thin that their ribs and hip bones jutted out.
Of course, they say it was all a big misunderstanding and the sub-contractors are trying to recover the balance of their multi-million dollar contract.
So, listening to the radio this morning and I hear that the same dog killing firm has been hired to replace the infamous "security" firm from the Seattle tunnel beating story that was all over the news - the guards who were recorded on video standing around as a girl was beaten and kicked by four or five other kids.
Smooth move Seattle.