Cheerio, I understand what you're saying. My daughter was in the TV news business for 5 years and she freely admits that stories are often slanted in ways that will get the public more "riled up." But in this case...I'm sorry, I think there is a blame on the owner. As the firman said in the accompanying video, hoarding cases (if that's what it was) often start out with the owner trying to do good, trying to help, but then it just gets out of hand. Nineteen dogs--that's an awful lot of dogs. And the report said the conditions were filthy inside the house. Of course that may have all happened after the man died. But the report also said that none of the dogs had outside in months. Now that is the owner's fault. Even if he were sick he should have made arrangements for someone to come and take care of the dogs. All those beagles shut up in a house for months on end---that's just not right!Quote:Originally posted by cheerio:
"The man who owned the dogs died, leaving the animals neglected and in need of care."
The statement openly implies a blame on the owner. ..
I hate the way papers like to spraid the news, going for the general outcry of the public often at the expense of the truth.