NPR – America’s dog obsession gone too far

Today, on the way home from work, I listened to NPR. I was sickened by the reading of a piece by its author, Laurel Snyder, a blogger from Atlanta, Georgia. I couldn’t believe NPR would air such an ugly, one-sided piece.

So I went onto npr.org to look for it, and I just found another piece written with the same slant. I’m appalled.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/visibleman/

Back to the blogger.

This is the link to her piece which is an audio.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15460516

The announcer introducing the piece had her two ugly cents to say:

“This week, Ellen Degeneres broke down crying on her talk show because a dog she had adopted and then given to her hairdresser was snatched back from the dog rescue folks. She had broken the dog-adoption contract.

The popular comedian’s breakdown is proof that America has taken its dog obsession a bit too far.”

The sound of the reader’s voice was so bitter and ugly about her point of view, which is also bitter and ugly. I had NO idea that the people who head up NPR are THIS one-sided. I did not find one piece that was pro-rescue, pro-pets-as-family. I’m really fed up. So I went here and left my opposing two cents.

http://www.npr.org/contact/

If anyone else wants to put some weight back on the scales to help even them out for dog lovers, listen, read, and leave your comments for them. The show with the audio is All Things Considered.

About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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