Gotta Love The Beagle Brigade
January 18, 2018 11:36am CST
A team of Beagles in U.S. airports, and their handlers, are called the Beagle Brigade . The Beagle Brigade has a very important job to do in the luggage departments in U.S. airports. Those well-trained Beagles are trained to search for agricultural products in the luggage of travelers. . Certain agricultural products can pose a great danger to humans. The Beagle Brigade searches luggage for meats, plants, animal by-products, fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. Those Beagle noses can sniff out smells that scientific equipment cannot. Not only can Beagles sniff out smells, they can also categorize those smells. Beagles can discern which agricultural products in luggage are authorized or unauthorized. Foot-and-mouth disease could be brought to the U.S. via meat that is contaminated. Fruits, vegetables and plants can carry pests and diseases that have the potential to infect the agriculture in the U.S. I am sure those Beagles are proud to be part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Beagle Brigade beagles log 75,000 seizers of agricultural products that are prohibited each year. Go Beagles!!! Beagles are the best choice for the sniffing-luggage job due to Beagles being very friendly, gentle, and small enough to not intimidate most humans. Beagles also have hearty appetites and have a very keen interest in food.
24 people like this
• Redlands, California
Is that what has happened to our country with how so many have become so rude and treat each other like crap. They got foot and mouth disease or some say foot in mouth disease from exotic fruits. I make bad jokes, but those Beagle's deserve a raise.
• Charlotte, North Carolina
It amazes me how many people attempt to bring in food items that are simply not allowed! We watched a documentary about this for a program we are involved in and learned some bring raw meat. What are they thinking will happen to that meat at the end of many hours in the heat while traveling...