Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This Was the 1933 London Dog License Amnesty

This was the scene at the 1933 London dog license amnesty.

Just six year later, people were lining up to have their pets killed prior to an expected German invasion. More than 750,000 pets were killed in a week as the RSPCA and People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals panicked people about food shortages and widespread violence they said were sure to come on the heels of an imminent German troop landing.

A German landing, of course, never happened.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

One result: Bottlenecks in a lot of breeds.... huge losses in genetic diversity. If only they had known enough to counter this by merging breeds and opening registries. Sigh