A dog-eat-dog world

In this cartoon, two Al Qaeda members holed up in a cave get a scare of their own. As one terrorist holds a jar of poison, the other watches an Al Qaeda training video of the poison’s effect on dogs, which brings People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to mind. Sometimes cartoonists use…

Fatal Dog Attacks

  This pie chart shows the number of fatal dog attacks from 1979 to 1998. The number of attacks, by breed, is in red; the percentage of the total number is in black. Other breeds       55 (23%) Malamute           15 (6.3%) Husky type         21 (8.8%) German shepherd    27 (11.4%) Rottweiler         44 (18.5%) Pit bull           76 (32%)…

Sled dog atrocity

Having read “Doggone mystery” (Society, Oct. 31), about Whistler’s sled dog massacre, I am fighting back tears in sheer anger and disbelief over the alleged actions of Bob Fawcett, former general manager of the sled dog company. How anyone with half a heart could commit such blatant cruelty on creatures so utterly defenceless is beyond…