I was reading an article in an Arizona paper the other day about the large number of dogs that are killed when a pickup has an accident and the dogs are in back of the truck. The Humane Society claims 100,000, a staggering number, are killed annually riding in the back of a pickup. The injuries to dogs would be on top of that number. This has long been an accepted practice but some states have banned the practice. I suggest it is about time.