New 'reality' show...bad idea for dogs
- We got this on another list I belong to-people are
emailing and calling not only Animal Planet but also
the Humane Society who apparently is endorsing such an
astrosity. Permission to cross-post was given.
Thanks for reading
Call to action (sorry if you already know about this):
Animal Planet is 'casting' for a new 'reality' show
called "Who Gets the
Basically they pull a dog out of a shelter, shuffle it
around for 3 days
with 3 different families (24 hours each), and then
somehow the dog is
supposed to "pick" which family it wants to live with.
safeguard it offers the dog is that "You must not have
(my caps) of (a) any crime that includes cruelty to
animals, or (b) any
felony under any jurisdiction in the United States or
any other Country.
And "You must be ready, willing and able to adopt and
care for the dog
involved in the production of the series."
Here is the website:
If you think that this is not the best thing to put a
dog through for
the sake of 'entertainment', please send a comment to
them to let them
know what a stupid idea this is and how inhumane it is
to put a dog
(particularly a shelter dog with who knows what having
happened to end
him up in a shelter in the first place) through this
kind of stress and
confusion. Can you imagine the health and behavior
like this could cause the "lucky dog", as they say on
their website. I
wonder if they would do this to a four year old foster
child. And we all
know that it's not likely to be dog savvy people who
would do this. What
happens to the dog after the show and the novelty has
worn off with the
family "required" to adopt the dog? And not being
"convicted" of an
animal crime is little reassurance since most animal
abusers are never
caught, much less convicted.
Here is the form where you can let your feelings be
known about this to
Animal Planet at:
Please spread the word.
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