Sniffer dogs may have to start wearing bootees when they are used by police to search Muslim homes so that they do not cause offence, it has emerged.
A recommendation initially drawn up to cover police searches of mosques where dogs are fitted with leather bootees is now said to have been extended to Muslim homes.
Under proposals from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the bootees would be used when the occupants objected to the search on religious grounds.
Memo to Scotland Yard: the religious objection is a ruse. The principal cause of offense when the police search a home or business against the occupant's will is not the dog. It's you.
Via Rachel Lucas