A Proposal: Protecting Military Working Dogs from Lasting Effects of War-Induced Trauma and Internalized Stress

  • Jessica A. Chapman Animal Legal Defense Fund

Abstract

This article proposes that certain deleterious physical conditions Military Working Dogs
develop while serving militaries are a result of the relationship between the stressful nature of their
work, and their bodies’ response to that stress, through their experienced trauma, internalized stress
(high cortisol levels), and anxiety. Subsequently, this article proposes methods to ameliorate those
deleterious physical conditions by improving Military Working Dogs’ welfare during their military
service.

Published
2024-02-22
How to Cite
CHAPMAN, Jessica A.. A Proposal: Protecting Military Working Dogs from Lasting Effects of War-Induced Trauma and Internalized Stress. Global Journal of Animal Law, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 44-68, feb. 2024. ISSN 2341-8168. Available at: <https://ojs.abo.fi/ojs/index.php/gjal/article/view/1792>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2024.