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December 28, 2006

Need a Daily Dose of Outrage?

You'll find it in the New York Times business section today, in a story headlined: Japan, Home of the Cute and Inbred Dog. What follows is a nausating recitation of how "rampant inbreeding" for appearance and size (the tinier, the better - or worse, depending on your perspective) is causing widespread genetic defects in dogs, and thus untold suffering and unnecessary death.


As I've said before, when we domesticated the ancestral wolf, we made a deal: You protect and work for us, we'll feed and care for you. When humans violate that compact for the sake of vanity, they are not holding up their end of the bargain.

Click here to read the story and work up a real head of steam.


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