Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why won't reporters help these dogs?

Probably because if they do they won't have a story to report. Pretty selfish if you ask me.

Then again, pets are not as valued in Asian societies as they are in the States.

Original article source here.


So I guess the reporters did help the dog.  I admit I was wrong and the television reporters had a kind heart.  Both dogs are recovering.

Here is a great quote from the article:

"I noticed another, smaller story this week. An 11-month old Tibetan mastiff puppy named Hong Dong, or Big Splash, went for 1.5 million U.S. dollars in China. Tibetan mastiffs are massive, fluffy status symbols there. Hong Dong has been raised on beef, chicken, abalone, and sea cucumber. His breeder told Britain's Telegraph, "He is a perfect specimen."

The million-dollar puppy that's been fattened with abalone, or the grimy dog with brown and white splotches who stood over his friend until he found help: which do you think of as a perfect specimen?"

Article from NPR here.

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