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167x120 image for ta121201animal_sacrificeWhat animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Including a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the This American Life staff confronts Ira about his dog, Piney.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode. which originally aired December 1, 2012.

Photo: Dog wearing suicide bomb vest, from "Bunker Dogs for Use in Jungle Assault Operations," November 1943.

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