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Tough to watch TV: the decision to show burned dog images
I saw this story in the news online earlier today and it's a horrible act and I do hope the person that did this gets caught & is punished to the full extent of the law and more so if allowed. On the right or wrong of airing the photo's, well seeing the photo here on this audioboo is the first I've seen of Pookie condition. What I read on the news wires earlier today is exactly what I had envision of what I'm seeing now. I sort of disagree with the reason for airing of the pictures and don't see what purpose it serves. The very descriptive news articles gave more then enough of what had happening and the written word does not "sanitize" this story in any shape or manner and I disagree in anyone saying so. Of course I understand if someone disagrees with my views and I can live with that. Some respect though for the animal should have been taken into account. Because the reason you given as to justify showing Pookie in this picture(s) are we now expected to show burn victims pictures from a house fire caused by arson to justify catching the arsonist? I'm a dog owner and the descriptive news articles was more then enough, again in my opinion, to get the story across. I disagree with the reasoning of showing pictures of Pookie in this condition out of respect for Pookie. As a dog owner I would have not allowed it but would have no problem with a descriptive news account without the pictures. A truly good news caster/reporter could have done that and there are those news reporters out there that have done it. I want to take my hat off to all who are helping Pookie now and say thank you very much for all you are doing. The people that are helping to get Pookie better, you are truly good people.
Im sure the man that did this is not mentally right but this picture show us to love, appreciate,care more about our dogs or any other pet.I hope this little friend will recover soon.
Amy, I agree 100%! Like you said, it gives a mental snapshot to put a life with a story! Sometimes people have to be shocked into realizing that a problem really does exist and that makes it harder to just sweep it under the rug and move on. I think you did what was appropriate- you gave a warning before any pictures were shown. If anyone doesn't want to see it, they can turn the channel or look away! Keep up the good work, Amy!
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