Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ask Animal Planet to stop airing anti-pit episode

PLEASE help me out on this!

As many of you know, Animal Planet is usually a pit bull-friendly network.

I recently saw an irresponsibly-made episode of Miami Animal Police from years ago where two loose pit bulls attacked & killed a man's rabbits. It was admittedly horrible, but became even moreso when the voiceover talked about pit bulls as "vicious animals". The animal control officer actually said "That's why we have a ban on pit bulls in Miami". As if other dog breeds would behave differently if they were abused, made to fight, and then left to their own devices!

I would like to ask Animal Planet to review these programs to ensure that they do not put out bad info and/or espouse breed bans.

If a lot of us go to http://extweb.discovery.com/viewerrelations this week and make a POLITE Network/Program Related complaint about this daytime Animal Planet program (select "Other"- it's not on the drop-down menu) they WILL flag it and investigate.

Thank you!


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