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    So am I just PMS'ing?

    Ok this commercial seriously just almost made me cry when I saw it on TV.

    Depressing Dog Commercial

    Is this commercial like unbelievable depressing or am I just PMSing?
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    It makes me want to go out and get a dog.

    Almost.

    They are just tugging at your heart strings to encourage you to get a dog and hence, dogfood.

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    But it's so dang sad. Lol.
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    I have to admit I have a soft spot for dogs.

    "The more I know people, the more I like dogs."

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    It's good to see that PETA finally managed to infiltrate a major corporation!
    Last edited by Jenna; 02-11-07 at 12:40 PM.

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    Its a great commercial. PETA was just recently charger for animal abuse for warehousing animals and neglecting them. Ironic, isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    It's good to see that PETA finally managed to infiltrate a major corporation! :thumbsup"
    Its more like a major corporation is using people's emotional attraction to their pets to induce an influx in retail sales. Its called marketing. Notice they never said how much of the proceeds go to help needy animals, just that a percentage is donated. I'm sure that percentage is miniscule in comparison to the paychecks of the executives in that corporation. I'm not knocking their campaign, the company or anything like that. I am just pointing out that this is simple marketing for the company intended to increase profits, not a drive to raise money for animal shelters.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Either I have no heart, or I'm just not an animal person...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Warrior View Post
    Its more like a major corporation is using people's emotional attraction to their pets to induce an influx in retail sales. Its called marketing. Notice they never said how much of the proceeds go to help needy animals, just that a percentage is donated. I'm sure that percentage is miniscule in comparison to the paychecks of the executives in that corporation. I'm not knocking their campaign, the company or anything like that. I am just pointing out that this is simple marketing for the company intended to increase profits, not a drive to raise money for animal shelters.
    You're absolutely right, I recently had a conversation about that very thing. And not to discount their efforts, but frankly, if I were to hear that they regularly donate a specific large sum of money to animal shelters (which they may very well do), it would have more impact on me than knowing that I have to make a purchase in order for them to do so.

    Back to the topic, though, yes, that commercial is heartrending, especially the line "but I know that I'm a good dog."

    PetFinder is a good resource for finding shelter dogs. Be warned, though, some of the stories of how the dogs (and other pets) ended up in shelters are enough to make you cry.




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    Nope, I almost cried when I saw it too. Damn David Duchovny, he's been their 'voice' for a while now.

    I wonder how much he charges the company to voice the commercials, though? If they got a cheaper actor, would they donate more to shelters? Nope. If you want to help shelters, donate bags of food or other supplies directly. If you can, volunteer. But don't buy a dog food (inferior quality, might I add) just because the company says they donate $0.05 cents a bag or whatever to shelters.
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    No, it's definetly sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    Ok this commercial seriously just almost made me cry when I saw it on TV.

    Depressing Dog Commercial

    Is this commercial like unbelievable depressing or am I just PMSing?


    Made me hungry

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758 View Post
    Its a great commercial. PETA was just recently charger for animal abuse for warehousing animals and neglecting them. Ironic, isn't it.


    Oh don't EEEEEEEEEEVEN get me started on PETA.

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    Is this commercial like unbelievable depressing?
    No. It is reality.

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    I have a soft spot in my heart for dogs I guess, I can see a lot of other heinous crap but for some reason something concerning a dog hits me hard. Lol.
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    iv e applied and worked with a few animal shelters......it better to get an animal from an animal shelter then a petstore.

 

 

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