The Press: Bark & Bite

When a dog show opened in Chicago last March, the National Society for Medical Research—long a target for the Hearstpapers' antivivisectionist crusades—staged a counteroffensive. The society put on its own exhibit, where dog lovers could watch four dogs from the laboratories of Illinois universities. The doctors wanted to show that experiments had not made the dogs miserable.

Hearst's Chicago Herold-American made the most of this opportunity to catch the "torturers" redhanded. Its headlines: FLAUNT PET TORTURE AT DOG SHOW! VISITORS SICKEN AT CRUEL SIGHT. A picture of a dog named Fluffy, which had...

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