Senseless War On Dogs, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-26


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SENSELESS WAR ON DOGS The Ship of State is a good deal like a vessel on a rough sea It careens from side to side it rocks and tips and plunges This is the way that human society makes its progress It is so at every step Oftentimes this progress is not intelli ¬ gent and well guided Just at present one of the heedless and senseless plunges which the ship is making is toward the total extermination of mans ancient and most loyal friend the dog The dog is something more than affectionate something more than demanding someone to love or than be ¬ ing the mere playmate of children It is useful and helpful in a thousand ways Since the early morn of civilization it has tended mans flocks it has protected his domicile it has guarded his hischildren children and his property it has aided mail against the assault of enemies it has given warning when danger was hovering nigh It has earned its keep in dollars and cents a hundred times over And yet ungrateful persons and foolish doctrinari ¬ ans would like to destroy the dog on the pretext of reviving the sheep industry when it is well known that the sheen industry in the United States was destroyed because of international competition by the cheap wool of Australia where labor was before the war 6 a month and land is worth 5 an acre and Americans have better paying crops at athome home Oh the folly of it The stupidity of it The heartlessness and insincerity of it These silly people will not win in this bloody crusade The heart and morality of the world is too big to sanc tiou a wholesale butchery of this kind which is opposed by truth common sense and loyalty W O S in the National Humane Review

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