Published On: Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Porn-seeking dog nicknamed ‘porn dog’ helps police sniff out porn

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In order to curb the porn menace, the state of Utah has employed a ‘porn dog’ which helps the police sniff out any smut, reports Daily News. The dog is nick named ‘porn dog’ as it is trained to sniff out flash storage devices and a few other electronic devices.

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The dog, a black Labrador, named ‘URL’ comes from an elite group of dogs and is specially trained to smell the chemical components unique to photo and video storage and can sniff out devices like flash drives, DVDs and memory cards. He is the state’s first electronic detection K-9 and one of only nine such dogs in the country.

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The police hope that URL will not only be able to bust pedophiles, but also help in foiling terrorism, drugs, financial crimes and more. URL’s handler, Detective Cameron Hartman, says Utah won a bid for URL because of the state’s high rate of porn consumption, although he did not present data to confirm that anecdote.

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Public health crisis in Utah:

Utah, a western state of US, is defined by its vast expanses of desert and the Wasatch Range Mountains. Last month, the state declared porn as the ‘public health crisis’. In the absence of a legislation to restrict porn, the executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Gary Herbert, claimed that it was necessary to have a resolution against pornography to let their young people know that there is a particularly psychological and physiological detriment that comes from addiction to pornography.

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Teen sexting’, Tales of porn addiction, Campus sexual assaults, Divorce, Hypersexualized teens, Barely clothed pop stars, Sexual violence, all these problems can be tied back young men [who] have been getting a regular diet of rampant pornography since their adolescence, Hawkins says.

The resolution does not ban pornography, but states that Utah recognizes the need for education and prevention against porn because it is “leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.” Utah senator Todd Weiler, an anti-porn crusader, introduced a proposal in May that would require internet providers to block X-rated content in the state.

News Source Deccan Chronicle

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