Lucky and Flo
These two collegues work as sniffer dogs for the Malaysian police. I was most impressed and very worried about their welfare when I read this article:
Malaysian mob orders $30k hit on two Labradors
KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia)
Meet “Lucky” and “Flo”. Reportedly the Malaysian crime syndicate has put a RM100,000 (US$29,240) bounty on their snouts. In the past month, the two Black Labs have led police to over $3.5 million worth of illegal, pirated and child-pornographic DVDs.
L & F are specialized sniffer dogs, the only two in the world trained to detect the scent of polycarbonate, a chemical used in optical discs (DVDs). The pooches, trained in Ireland, were sent to Asia by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in an effort to uncover the piracy syndicate which costs the film industry an estimated $6.1 billion yearly.
Authorities have taken the threats on the dogs’ lives very seriously and have notched up security. “We move them around [to keep them safe],” says Nor Hayati of the MPAA. “They are in a very secure place.”
MPAA president Dan Glickman says, “The dogs are some of the greatest employees we have here at the MPAA.”
Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone would also train us dogs to sniff out fake designer bags, watches, shoes and jewelry? We K9s could help not only the design industry but would also embarrass the pretenders and the show-offs who love to flaunt their imitation jewelry at high-profile parties!