U.S. airlines need more bomb-sniffing dogs in a hurry

new program has begun to use canine bomb-detectors instead of electronic equipment to screen cargo flying out of U.S. airports.

Dismantling and reassembling cargo to be screened by x-ray takes 6 to 9 minutes per pallet and six to nine workers, reported Air Cargo Week earlier this month. One dog can screen it in roughly 30 seconds without the need for disassembling and reassembling pallets.

Christopher Shelton, of the TSA’s Canine Training Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, told Justin Bachman for Bloomberg, “A canine can screen cargo a lot faster and [be] just as effective as other technologies.”

New dog-training centers are being built near Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.

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