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Russian authorities have found another use for reindeer: police mounts. According to theGuardian, they’re considering starting a reindeer police force for northern tundra regions.
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Parts of the remote Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug area, in northwest Siberia and home to indigenous people, are accessible only on reindeer… The force currently uses snowmobiles, but those can break down and run out of gas. Reindeer are more adept at navigating the frozen land…
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Russia has used animals for law enforcement in the past, from mine-hunting dolphins to donkey mountain patrols. The Moscow Times reports that police started asking for reindeer in 2012 and included a plan for police camels. –Outside Magazine

Fiction Writing Prompt: What do the police or security forces use for transportation in your story?

Journaling Prompt: If you worked with an animal every day, what animal would you choose to help you with your job and why?

Art Prompt: Police on reindeer

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about a working animal and their job.

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