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AIBU to think that this is a new low for the Daily Mail

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albertcamus Tue 05-May-15 16:40:55

Even by their standards, surely this 'journalism ' is a new low ?

Of course this photographer is providing a service to heartbroken pet owners, but is it really necessary to show photos of the dying pets ?

I find this sickening ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068456/Heartbreaking-photographs-dying-pets-held-owners-life-ebbs-away-help-people-overcome-grief-losing-beloved-animals.html

Writerwannabe83 Tue 05-May-15 16:42:32

I didn't read the article but I thought the photos were lovely actually smile

hackmum Tue 05-May-15 16:46:01

I don't think it's a new low (for that, see Richard Littlejohn's article this morning).

I think it's rather lovely.

WorraLiberty Tue 05-May-15 16:46:20

I think the photos are absolutely beautiful thanks

But seeing as you don't, why on earth would you want to advertise this and generate a lot more traffic on their website? confused

squoosh Tue 05-May-15 16:47:10

I find it quite touching really. I've held a much loved pet as he passed away, it's a special moment.

drbonnieblossman Tue 05-May-15 16:48:28

Not a new low, no. They reached their new low when showing dead humans.

squoosh Tue 05-May-15 16:49:20

The woman smooshing up against the Great Dane is a bit cringe though.

albertcamus Tue 05-May-15 16:49:49

Yes, dr, I do agree on that actually

namechangeafternamechange Tue 05-May-15 16:50:06

Sorry albert but, having just looked at the link, I fail to see how this is 'sickening'?

I thought the photos were done in a lovely and sympathetic way, if they didn't have the article attached how would you even know the animals were unwell?

LynetteScavo Tue 05-May-15 16:50:34

I don't find it sickening.

Sad, yes.

But also beautiful. A reminder that you were with your pet until their last moment.

ashtrayheart Tue 05-May-15 16:51:38

I think they are tastefully done and probably a comfort to the owners. It's not like the animals are pictured in their death throes or anything! hmm

tabulahrasa Tue 05-May-15 16:56:30

I'm pretty sure they're not actually being euthanised as the pictures were taken...

MintJulip Tue 05-May-15 16:57:33

I find it odd but not as odd as this

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068429/Labour-sexism-row-men-women-segregated-party-rally-critics-accuse-selling-values-votes.html

The face of modern Labour and Modern Britain? ^

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-May-15 16:59:56

Whilst I think it's a bit strange, I think the mail has probably published dozens of 'lower' articles. YABU.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 05-May-15 17:00:17

How about, instead of gobbling up all the daily mail crap and then coming on here to whinge about it and share it - don't sodding well read it in the first place!!

hmm

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 05-May-15 17:00:24

I think the photos are lovely. I wish I'd had one last picture with my cat before she was PTS.

so many animals are mis treated or abused. what's wrong with seeing owners so clearly loving their pets. makes a nice change tbh

mindalina Tue 05-May-15 17:00:37

i have, at his request, several photographs of dp holding his beloved dog after the vet had left having euthanised the dog. if you don't look closely at dp's face they are just pictures of a bloke holding a dog. nothing to be sickened by. it's really tough losing a much loved pet and if having photos helps people what harm is it doing to you?

Neme Tue 05-May-15 17:00:59

It wouldn't be for me but if it brings some people comfort then there's a market for it.

The DM will cover anything, they have no filter on what might hurt, upset or distress readers.

kinkyfuckery Tue 05-May-15 17:02:32

Why is it sickening? I'm guessing the photos were shown with permission.

I have a photo of me with my old lady cat the night before I took her to be euthanised. Is that sick?

albertcamus Tue 05-May-15 17:09:52

My point is NOT that the photos are sickening, as an animal-lover & pet owner I totally emphasise with the grieving owners, and have lots of photos of my past pets on display.

I just don't want to see dying animals as I glance through the website in search of news.

I agree Worra, I regret increasing the traffic to this article sad

albertcamus Tue 05-May-15 17:11:14

empathise not emphasise

OrlandoWoolf Tue 05-May-15 17:11:56

One thing I've noticed on the website is they seem to have a thing about publishing photos of ISIS about to kill people.Seeing a line of people in orange boiler suits about to die is disturbing. I'm not sure if it adds to the story or it's just some kind of voyeurism.

Owllady Tue 05-May-15 17:13:07

I'm not sickened by it at all, I think whatever brings people comfort is fine. I think people (none pet owners?) Underestimate the impact the death of a cat or dog has one you. They are generally in your life for the best part of two decades, it would be odd if their death had no emotional impact

Owllady Tue 05-May-15 17:17:12

You can't really tell they are dying though, most of them just look old
I'm sorry it's upset you though

SaucyJack Tue 05-May-15 17:20:29

Dear Lord. Maybe stick to Newsround on CBBC in future?

I thought this was quite tasteful for the Fail meself.

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