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The Spectator, 1916: To win the war, lose the dogs

A modest proposal on food economy from 100 years ago

28 May 2016

9:00 AM

28 May 2016

9:00 AM

From ‘Food dictatorship’, The Spectator, 27 May 1916: Nobody would like to see the whole race of dogs exterminated, but there are undoubtedly more dogs maintained in this country than can reasonably be justified, and a substantial addition to the Dog Tax would diminish the number, and pro tanto economise the consumption of food.

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