Today is the 147th anniversary of the founding of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. There are any number of songs I could offer in honor of the event, but I’m a dog person, so here are The Byrds performing “Old Blue” at the Kralingen festival in the Netherlands in 1970.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.