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Saturday, December 14

The Telegraph (UK) Dogs die to teach Peru's soldiers how to kill: "The mongrel can move its head but is otherwise utterly defenceless. It can only scream as the knives rip through its skin. Worse, the dog is a camp pet that belongs to the soldiers, an extra detail to ensure that these killers are rendered truly heartless, unhindered by emotion or sentiment. Once the animal is dead and the soldiers have completed the test, they put their hands into the open wounds, pull out the innards and heart, tear them up and eat them." Excuse the juxtaposition of this grotesque story with the following one, but it just goes to show how two opposed sensibilities can co-exist in the same country. This story got a lot of play on Peruvian TV several weeks ago.

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