Interview with Senator Ralph Yarborough
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

I'M JUST CURIOUS WHY THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT SET YOU OFF. WHY, BECAUSE, OTHER THINGS HAD HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS BUT THIS PARTICULAR THING…

Senator Ralph Yarborough:

Well, I saw it on television, could visualize it, see that, that dogs, memories of the Spanish conquest, where one way they conquered the Indians of Central and South America was dogs. Great vicious mastiffs, with a species of collar and arm that just tear the insides out of Indians. And they'd punish them that way sometimes - not when they were fighting. They'd turn, they called dogging them, and the use of dogs in combat is, and the use of those vicious dogs on people. I was repelled by it.