Free Body Bag With Puppy Purchase!
Apparently the folks over at DogFancy Magazine don’t bother to screen the content of ads submitted to their publication. This month’s issue includes an ad placed by PeTA that offers a “Free Gift Bag” for new puppy owners. Any new puppy owner foolish enough to call the number listed for the free offer will hear a message informing them that the “gift” is a body bag for the dog that they ‘killed’ by purchasing a purebred puppy.
Just when I begin to think that I’ve seen it all, the proslytizing idiots fools over at PeTA manage to find a way to drop to new lows. I wonder how many of the people who call are children, excited by a new pup?
For the record, I’m not a fan of Dog Fancy. As noted above, they don’t appeaer to make any effort to screen their ad content and some of the ads they carry promote operations that I believe are unethical. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of “send us credit card payment and we’ll ship a puppy to you, no questions asked” sort of operation that works so hard to masquerade as a reputable breeder.
Is this just a case of poor screening of ad content, or are the folks over at DogFancy simply out to make a buck at any cost? Based on the number of ads placed each month there by money-grubbing puppy mills questionable breeders and the fact that they accepted a full page ad from the H$U$ just last month — it sure looks like a case of pure, unadulterated greed.
A newsletter for the Southern California Alaskan Malamute Club carried a response from a staff member at Dog Fancy just after they posted the full page ad from HSUS. She stated:
Our department did not sell this ad it was our display department. We work with the breeders not businesses. I’m so sorry I can see why you and others are upset. I am going to do what I can so this does not happen again.
Apparently the clueless dolts nice people over at Dog Fancy had no idea that PeTA and HSUS are in the business of eliminating pet ownership. Perhaps if they spent just a bit of time researching important issues like breed specific legislation, mandatory spay/neuter laws, pet limits and other pet-related legislation – they’d understand just how much it hurts them when they provide a public relations platform to AR groups.
If you’d like to contact Dog Fancy Magazine to express your opinion, here’s the information:
You can post comments to Dog Fancy online here:
Or contact Constance Dang in the editorial department directly:
UPDATED July 18:
Here’s MORE contact information.
(866) 834-6061 is the phone number you are supposed to call to leave the address for PeTA to send your body bag, but you could choose to leave a message there instead – perhaps letting them know how you feel about their campaign. Why don’t we heat up that line a bit?