Illinois Police Threaten To Kill Their Drug Dogs If Marijuana Is Legalized

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Although you’d think the headline is a joke, it’s not. Illinois police have threatened to kill their drug-sniffing dogs if the state has the nerve to grant the peasants living under their tyrannical control the freedom to grow and smoke a plant.

Today, anti-marijuana advocates offer a new, insane reason why we shouldn’t legalize weed. K-9 units are trained to detect a variety of illicit substances, including weed. However, once marijuana becomes legal, the police can no longer use these dogs because they won’t need to sniff out “illegal pot” use.  

So, in a bid to protest legalization, the Illinois police have threatened to kill their dogs if marijuana is legalized. This could mean euthanizing hundreds of dogs trained to sniff out marijuana and other illegal substances.

Animal abuse is nothing new to police, however. Some cops have been shooting dogs “just because” and always get away with it because of the magical badge that grants them the rights to abuse people and animals, apparently.

With the legalization of weed in a number of states and more to come this fall, many cops are wondering what to do with weed-sniffing dogs. But more accurately, they are probably more worried about the gross amount of money their department will lose when marijuana is legalized. No more locking people away for the non-violent victimless crime of smoking a plant.

But, since it has proven difficult to retrain the drug-sniffing dogs, some police officials are suggesting that they’re better or training new K-9 Units. And, it’s apparently abusive to attempt to retrain the dogs to no longer detect cannabis, but slaughtering them because people have been granted more freedom by their oppressors is somehow not abusive.

Director of K-9 Training Academy Chad Larner explained to the Pantagraph that retraining would be “extreme abuse” since their original training is deeply ingrained. Steve Petrilli of the Normal Police Department agreed. “At this point, they’re trained on five different odors. Once they’re programmed with that, you can’t just deprogram them,” he said.

Because many K-9s are trained not to be social so their work won’t be affected, Larner said a number of dogs would likely have to be euthanized. Dan Linn, executive director of the marijuana advocacy group Illinois NORML, called that suggestion a “red herring.”

“The idea that legalizing for adults to have an ounce on them will equal … all these dogs being euthanized, that seems kind of ridiculous and hyperbolic,” he said. And a thinly veiled threat: “Keep marijuana illegal or the dogs will all be killed.”

Many are concerned by the implications of legalization in Illinois, whether it’s the cost of retraining police dogs or the moral implications of killing animals for something we trained them to do. Others view this issue as a distraction from the bigger picture: people would be “granted” more freedom from their oppressors.

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10 thoughts on “Illinois Police Threaten To Kill Their Drug Dogs If Marijuana Is Legalized

  1. “Once they’re programmed with that, you can’t just deprogram them,” he said.”

    I agree with your logic, anyway. The dog could still possibly be deprogrammed, however, but pigs can NOT. They entered into something WILLFULLY and with “human” conscience, yet still knowingly break their fake arse oath daily.

    Leave the puppies alone. Kill the G-D pigs!

  2. this is a farce .. i bet 90 or more percent of those dogs couldn’t hit on weed.. its the dam pig making it “hit” and the dog wants to please its master so it hits on command … its being told to act , its not doing it by really knowing what its job is
    That dog wants the treat his handler has in his pocket .. end of story.. its a food and praise reaction

    so this story saying they will kill all these dogs if weed is legalized is a ruse .. its to pull at heart strings of the stupid and ill informed
    besides , go a head you idiots kill your own dogs , you already are killing ours ..I think an animal rights group should be investigating them

    1. They’re already guilty of abuse. Training a dog to like cannabis, and then using that dog to lock up your own kind , while killing the dog of the pot head, … is this not abusive? Now they want to blackmail and kill the useless animals……anyone hear of the French Revolutoon?

  3. Of course, if YOU kill a cop’s dog it’s no different than killing a cop in the eyes of the law, but the cops can kill their dogs simply because they’re inconvenient to keep around.

    They’re sick bastards for threatening the public with this just so they can continue harassing people over smoking weed. Half the goddamn country smokes pot, but it’s kept illegal just to give cops an opportunity to screw with your life.

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  5. That is interesting. I suppose they would get the same extraordinary penalty for killing a police dog that everyone else has over the years? In this case, it would be first degree intentional homicide.

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