DawnWatch tip: ABC’s 20/20 to cover privately held wild animals — 10/27/06

October 26th, 2006 6:23 pm by mad mags

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Oct 26, 2006 10:30 AM
Subject: DawnWatch tip: ABC’s 20/20 to cover privately held wild animals –10/27/06

On Friday, October 27, ABC’s 20/20, which airs at 10pm ET/PT, will include a segment titled “Lions and Tigers and Bears in the Backyard.”

You can read a lot of the transcript and see a three minute version of the story on line at http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2604901 geschwungene schrift zum downloaden.

Michelle Thew of the Animal Protection Institute is interviewed.

In the three minute video on the website we see Dave Salmoni of Animal Planet mauled while “doing a live show at a Toronto zoo with a mild mannered lion named Bongo.” What we see is Salmoni taunting that wild animal with a stick and we see Bongo attack when he has had enough internet explorer german free windows 7.

Salmoni says, “You believe they love you like you love them.” He continues, “They don’t have the same feelings that we do and they won’t think twice if they come to kill you.”

Really swr mediathek herunterladen? They don’t have the same feelings we do? I wonder how Salmoni would feel and what he would do if some little guy half his size was bossing him around with a stick free pc cleaner. Perhaps they have feelings much like we do, but they don’t have the same feelings for us, their jailers, as we have for them, our beautiful captives adblock plus firefox for free.

The show covers the tragic death of teenager Haley Hilderbrand who was killed on a visit to a tiger “sanctuary.” The tiger was also killed adblock plus gratis herunterladen.

The webpage transcript says, “In the course of our investigation, 20/20 found many cases where the public was put in harm’s way and animals were mistreated.” The webpage and three minute version of the story do not give the impression that animal mistreatment is a focus. (It might be on the longer version that will air Friday night.) The focus on danger to humans, however, is useful since if the story scares people away from frequenting these scam “sanctuaries” they will go out of business, which will discourage the breeding of wild animals to be put on display in cages.

Watch on Friday night if you can. And post comments (please don’t word any the same way I did in this alert) at the forum here OR http://tinyurl.com/y5oh6b.

You can also send comments to 2020 [at] abc.com.

And the anchor suggests “Record your comments on a video phone or webcam and send them to us abcnews.com”

You can learn more and do that here.

The show will air some recorded comments.

My thanks to Robin Hartman for an early heads-up on this story.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. To unsubscribe, go to http://www.dawnwatch.com/cgi-bin/dada/dawnwatch_unsubscribe.cgi. You are encouraged to forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts but please do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this tag line.)

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