The Big Picture is a reality-based comic strip by Lennie Peterson. Lennie’s cat, Ginger, recently died in real life, and so he also had her die in the comic strip. In today’s panel, a woman at a store is berating him for depicting Ginger’s death.
In the last panel, she says, “What’s next? Garfield gets hit by a car? That okay with you? Beetle Bailey steps on a land mine in Iraq? How 'bout that? Little Billy gets busted stealing candy bars maybe?”
It’s the July 30 strip: