Iam not "crazy-eyed." I am not about to "foam at the mouth" or call Al Martinez and "scream invectives at him." I am, however, a zealot when it comes to animal rights and was incensed by "Dog and Man."
Martinez displays the ignorance and lack of compassion that animal-rights activists confront daily. "Scruffy" or otherwise, Last Chance for Animals and groups of a like nature are attempting to change a serious state of affairs.
Martinez feels the issues dealt with by Last Chance lack the "quality of cause" that motivated activists of the 1960s. The issues have not changed much; the outcry is against a greedy, self-indulgent society that runs roughshod over everything in its way, be it fellow man, animal-kind or the environment.
Barbaric acts against the most trusting of all animals is not funny. Picture a beagle, burned by lab technicians over three-fourths of its body, left without anesthetic in a wire cage without food or water. It's not funny. Picture a family in Vietnam taking a trusting, very much alive, dog on a picnic, playing with it until lunchtime, hanging it from a tree to die and burning its fur from its body with a torch in preparation for the barbecue pit. It happens and there is nothing funny about it.