Submitter: I recently found, on the shelves of [a public library], a stark reminder that our closest companions can also be our worst enemies. Some may jump to the conclusion that the energy crisis, or the Vietnam War, were defining crises of the 1970s. Not so-the real threat of the times was running rampant in our own back yards: dogs! The Dog Crisis by Iris Nowell-published 1978-reveals the enormous toll on society exacted by man’s so-called best friends. From the “billions of pounds of food that is needed by humans” consumed by ravenous dogs, to the “tons of feces” deposited daily on our city streets, Nowell sheds light on the gritty details of the ongoing struggle for survival between homo sapiens and canis familiaris.
Thankfully, people read Nowell’s book, heeded her warnings, and the Dog Crisis is over. Therefore, we’ve weeded the book (though we may live to regret it).
Holly: Wow. The page (third image below) that talks about how people get a dog so that their children can witness the miracle of birth is really something. “Animal shelter workers…are beginning to counter with ‘let them come here and see the miracle of death.’”
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