Military Working Dogs


Evil is not fiction. It is as real as this vicious dog.

This column ordinarily is devoted to the lives of wild animals of the fields and forests. We rarely think much about them because we believe that humans are, or think we are, on a different strand in the web of life. I’m not so sure.

In the movie “Star Wars,” at the moment the planet Alderaan was destroyed, Obi-wan Kenobi spoke the words, “I felt a great disturbance in The Force, as though millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”

Dr. Risk is a professor emeritus and biologist in the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Email:

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