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Animal Shelterer / Morie Sawataishi Saves the Akitas - NYT Book Review of "Dog Man"


Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, protection )

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- 2273 days ago - nytimes.com
Morie's mastery may also have saved the breed from extinction. During World War II, the Japanese Army paid a bounty for Akitas, skinning them and using their fur to line officers' coats. Impoverished farmers who by 1945 could barely feed themselves



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Jaclin S. (230)
Monday April 21, 2008, 12:22 am
Akita's are just such beautiful dogs my elder son has two of them Sushi and Kendo [male/female] and they are such loving dogs. I think they were orignally hunting dogs - not sure about that.
 
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