amycarr asked: I'm afraid I have lost a lot of respect for you and MNN after that last post concerning dog waste. You basically are posting some company's AD PROPAGANDA as news. Sad...
Yes, a Doggy Waste Removal company commissioned the infographic, but if anything they would then be considered experts on doggy doo! Unless they mis-characterized the negative effects…
The research looks solid, is there something they should have mentioned about the goodness of dog poop for the environment? Do any other readers think the graphic stunk?
- wordymcword said: I think farm waste is much more of a problem as it usually washes into the rivers and streams. It’s important that we don’t overload any specific area with waste, whether from our dogs or wild animals or what have you.
- braidsbraided said: I have absolutely no problem with it ESPECIALLY because you weren’t trying to hide it - it says pretty clearly on the infographic where it’s from. And it looks legit, too.
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- sevensunsaway said: It definitely compromised my trust in this blog. I don’t think paid advertisements, informational though they may be, really count as “journalism”. At the same time, pretty much all news media does this nowadays so… it’s not like this is new.
- bzadza said: I highly doubt that dog poop can contaminate ground water. To do that you have to go pretty far down to the water table and below. Even then, the earth is a natural purifier at that level because its made up of rock. Think about these things people.
- thischarmingdenis said: Nope, but I thought your puns were AMAZING.
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- discodancerdonna said: Was this information in this advert verified by fact checker before you posted it? Quickest way to ruin a reputation is to post compromised data. Just because it’s on the internet with sources cited doesn’t mean that the info hasn’t been altered.
- oldshoes said: You’re shoving the MAN’S PROPAGANDA down our throats MAAAAAAN. I know my RIGHTS.
- courtofsatyrs said: I think people really need to brush up on the meaning of the word “propaganda”.
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- harleylhorreur said: People, calm down. If you don’t pick up after your dog, I hope you sleep in poop. This isn’t just information, it’s common courtesy.
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- onelovecandy said: how dare you critisize dog shit! its like the best thing ever.
- jen22201 said: I thought it was interesting. As always, people need to lighten up. Sheesh.
- aed16 said: Definitely not the best post I’ve seen, but working at a veterinary hospital, I can say the concerns they mention are real. I would hardly say I lost respect for this blog…
- amycarr said: If a source could potentially profit from said info, it makes the info suspect. And think about this… if you pick it up, where does it go? Landfills, and into the groundwater…. so how is picking it up helping any1 but the company picking it up
- yellow01 said: it was useful information, people like to deny the facts that are right infront of them.
- climateadaptation said: nah, the concern is bought ads posing as news, which is not cool.
- approachingsignificance said: Propaganda? The whole message of the infographic is to pick up after your dog. That hardly counts as propaganda.
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- huffpostpol said: yeah it was super shitty
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