Last Monday, SiriusXM radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger was hosting a segment on her show entitled, “Ways to Fight Loneliness.” As dog lovers and pet parents, we all know that having a dog in your life provides love and companionship – and excellent way to fight loneliness. Dr. Laura may have been making the suggestion that people adopt a dog to fight loneliness when her suggestions took a terrible turn.
Dr. Laura discussed having made a recent trip to her local rescue shelter. She described her shock upon realizing that the shelter was full of Pit Bull type breeds. It was then that the host made a shocking and revolting statement.
According to The Examiner, Dr. Laura said “Pit Bulls are a waste of space and should all be put down.”
Any and all attempts to reach Dr. Laura for comment have been ignored or refused.
Dog lovers and Pit Bull supporters around the country are disgusted by Dr. Laura’s sentiment, and rightfully so. The Orange County Pit Bull Rescue said, “Shame on people like Dr. Laura, who spew ignorance about subjects they are not qualified to discuss. People like her are responsible for many, many deaths of wonderful, loving dogs.”
So what can we do to speak up for Pit Bulls and express our anger with Dr. Laura’s statement in a positive and constructive way?
The Examiner had an excellent solution:
Let’s join together and let Dr. Laura, Sirius and her sponsors know we disagree with her!
Some of the sponsors of the program can be found below. A sample message might read “Did you know one of the folks you sponsor on air just said all pit bulls should be killed? Dr. Laura just made that comment. Is that someone you want to sponsor, someone that advocates killing dogs?
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Please, use your own voice to speak up for the voiceless. Let SiriusXM and advertisers on the show know that you don’t support Dr. Laura’s reprehensible ideals and that you won’t support the companies that support her.
Since airing her grievances against this misunderstood breed on Monday, one advertiser, Kidsemail.org, has already pulled from her program. (Way to go, KidsEmail!) This is only the start!