The Press: Filthy Beast

In his cream-colored Beverly Hills mansion, ailing old (87) Publisher William Randolph Hearst spotted a story in his Los Angeles Examiner that set his antivivisectionist blood aboil. Los Angeles medical researchers, he read, were getting stray animals from the city pound under a wartime ordinance permitting their use for "military purposes," and were using them for medical experiments. Hearst set the Examiner off in full cry. With banner headlines and cartoons depicting the "horrors" of vivisection, the Examiner demanded that the ordinance be repealed and that all vivisection in the area be stopped....

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