This is cross posted from another list. wouldn't it be great if Oprah could do a story on puppy mills and get the owrd out on national t.v. ? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Everyone-- > >If you have the slightest caring bone in your body for dogs, please sign >this petition. It is to get Oprah to expose Puppy Mills and help stop >them. Puppy Mills are basically dog factories where animals are kept in >small cages and forced to have litter after litter until they are >physically unable. I can be more graphic, but I don't need to be. Please >sign the petition and pass this on to all of your friends and colleagues. > >Thanks so much! The URL is below. > >http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/OPRAHexposePuppyMills > > >Madalyn McKenney, BA, AC, CPDT >Mad4MyDog Training >812-320-1552 >www.mad4mydog.com
Scout, I wrote to Oprah when many of us got scammed, and never heard back from her. So, she has hurt my feelings. I thought we were friends, too. You don't think Oprah is a member of the forum, do you? Just in case, Oprah if you are reading this, I'm sorry.
I signed. I hope that she does do a show on this. 20/20 or dateline should also do something. Any one have connections with Barbara Walters lol. I know that Oprah has two cute little spaniels and hopefully if people send her some pictures on what these mills look like her heart will break and do something about it. She has soooooo much money, maybe she can start a foundation for shelters (shrug)
I signed. I must say that I am very upset with Oprah also. My daughter was born with a very uncommon problem. I have written her several times and so have many other people about doing a story on this. I have came to the conclusion that Oprah only wants "pretty" people on her show and this issue my daughter had is anything but pretty. I know this is the only reason she isn't doing anything about this. She's never had anyone on her show with any type of deformity. I also don't see her doing puppy mills. Puppy mills aren't "pretty". I will never watch Oprah again for this reason. I just feel like my daughter or any of the other babies born into this world with hemangiomas aren't "pretty" enough for her.
Not to sound rude Zoe but hemangiomas aren't all that uncommon. I've met many people whose child has one or someone my age had one as a child. I've seen a few surgeries on tv removing them (on tlc and maury povich) but most just go away or reduce on their own. Thats ofcourse if you are talking about Infantile Hemangiomas. If you are talking about the Rapidly Involuting Congenital Hemangiomas (RICH) sorry those do look bad. edited* Call Maury he has sooo many makeover shows and stories of kids with physical problems on his show.
I didn't mean to say they're not that common I meant to say most people don't know about them. My daughter was born with 14 external and 9 internal (on her liver). There is a hemangioma discussion board where people write her all the time and try to get her to do a show about them but she won't do it. Montel just did a show and one of the people on that board was on the show. It was a wonderful thing for him. I just thank God everyday that all of her external ones are gone except 2 and her internal ones are shrinking. I did sign the petition for the puppy mills and I do really hope she'll do it. It will definitely change my opinion about her if she will. *edit* My daughter had a mixture of both kinds. One was causing her to go blind. It was the size of 2 golf balls that hung over her eye. She couldn't even open that eye for the first 4 months of life. We had surgery to have it removed.