So Animal impresario Bucky Turco is taking a little heat over the photo above, which was published in that magazine's Wildlife issue. Bucky, who we're sure never considered the fact that this controversial picture might bring attention to his title, has had enough: "[W]e figured we would come clean and let you all in on a little secret. It's a goddamn lighter not a gun, so stop your bitching and superfluous emails. Geez, can't you take a joke?"

Got that, dog lovers? They weren't going to shoot the poor pup. They were just going to set it on fire. World of difference.

Dachshund Pistol Under Fire [ANIMAL]