dead puppies, oh no!

Posted by at 5:01PM

i found this story while i was scouting around the web during my normal workday procrastination and part of it really struck me: why is it that the whole pet food craziness gets media coverage galore because of a dozen dead pets, but 12 fallen soldiers gets little to no coverage. are we that used to the daily war casualties? are we complacent enough that we say, “oh wow! only 12 dead soldiers! that’s way less than yesterday…what a great day towards victory.” i reckon that no news from iraq can be exciting enough for the american media/public after four years of hearing about it, but honestly.
at the end of the day, though, we have to trust the media and gobble up their take-home message:
like, omg. rat-poisoned pet food is, like, totally the new e. coli-ladened spinach!


8 Responses to “dead puppies, oh no!”

  1. galen says:

    but i love puppies!!

  2. Mark Gains- Dog Lover says:

    I see what you are saying. But puppies matter too:)

  3. Sam S. says:

    But to those adult that their kids had grown and left, pet is the only thing humanly enough to be touch and care like someone related to them.
    Puppy is realy great for middle age couples that need companion. Traing them, pet them and feeding them are just fun after long day at work with stress out duty and boss.
    I agree with you that human life, our soldiers, are as important and value more compare to pet, but reporters job are just to have everything reported but not to blow it out of proportion.

  4. Eric Shannon says:

    It’s human nature. Most dog owners have more of a personal connection to their pets than to soldiers in Iraq.
    Doesn’t mean that they don’t care. It just hits home more than what’s happening overseas.
    Put it this way.. let’s say you have a toddler.. and there’s news that there’s some contaminated baby food that’s killed a confirmed 12 babies.. don’t you think that the story would be the biggest thing on the news? (it would blow the pet food thing off the map)
    Doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong. It’s just how it is.

  5. dry dog food recall says:

    Well, as much as I try, I can’t really decide on this one. It seems that yes, people get more emotional about puppies and other cute animals. I think this is because animles are helpless and innocent, while us humans do all this to ourselves.

  6. BadBreathDog says:

    Well how about a conspiracy theory for you? MAybe the media just want to distract the world’s attention away from pressing needs :)

  7. make your own dog food says:

    I think that like everything in life, this is relative. If you hear about dead puppies while you look at your dog, you feed horrible. If you hear of dead soldiers while you look at your child, or brother – you will also feel horrible…

  8. Willy N. says:

    I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that many people and even reporters are simply see dogs and especially puppies as some kind of goddesses whereas to them people are just that, people.


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