Dog magazine replaces yellow star

(JTA) — An Austrian dog magazine has withdrawn a flyer showing a dog wearing a six-point yellow star. 

Wuff magazine handed out flyers protesting a proposed new license for certain breeds of dog considered to be violent.

The flyer showed a pit-bull puppy sitting next to a Labrador puppy. The pit bull is wearing a yellow star with the word "Bose," or evil, on it, according to reports.

Nazis forced Jews to wear a yellow star.

The Austrian Jewish Community protested the flyer, saying in a statement issued Wednesday that "Putting the examination of certain breeds of dogs on the same level as the persecution, torture and murder of millions of people shows the mentality of whoever is responsible for the use of such material."

The publisher has replaced the yellow star in the ad with a red badge.
 

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