Tired of ineffective drug policies being implemented by governments? Frustrating these policies may be, don’t forget that everything has a silver lining, and as far as ineffective drug policies go, those adorable sniffer dogs police use to implement drug policies can at least make you forget about how ineffective they actually are. At least that’s what a humour piece on SBS is trying to tell us.
Dogs are good for everyone, says top cop
To show ineffective they can be, let’s take in this piece of wisdom from Police Commissioner Elliot Blend: “These dogs are good for everyone. Usually they target the wrong people so no one gets arrested, the people who are smuggling drugs tend to ingest huge amounts before the dogs approach meaning they have an incredible night if they don’t die, and the police get a relaxing night off where they’re not addressing any of the real threats facing the community.”
Whatever Commissioner Blend says, there is no denying that these sniffer dogs are cute. So what if they are being used as a justification for random searches?
Humour aside, would you, in the end, actually choose to get a few cute dogs to check if there is any form of drug abuse going on at your workplace? Or will you get serious and give us a call and create a drug-safe workplace through drug policy development? You can still take the dogs for a walk—and more safely, too.