Photo by Frank HurleyEndurance's Second Officer Tom Crean with Antarctic-born sledge dogs in 1915. All the dogs were later killed as the expedition seemed increasingly doomed. Second-In-Command Frank Wild did the deed: “This duty fell upon me and was the worst job I ever had in my life. I have known many men I would rather shoot than the worst of the dogs.” 

Photo by Frank Hurley
Endurance's Second Officer Tom Crean with Antarctic-born sledge dogs in 1915. All the dogs were later killed as the expedition seemed increasingly doomed. Second-In-Command Frank Wild did the deed: “This duty fell upon me and was the worst job I ever had in my life. I have known many men I would rather shoot than the worst of the dogs.”