I don't have cable, but I am exposed to the chaos of television when I visit home. I don't hate television shows, I personally watch more Netflix than is probably healthy and was a total couch potato in my teen years, but I do hate what pop culture has turned tv into. After the 2007-08 writers strike, there has been a dramatic and obvious decline in well written television. The majority of what fills the screen now are "reality" shows. I can barely tolerate the audio on these shows, let alone what is actually happening in them.
Today I read an article and watched this corresponding video that really bummed me out (all thanks to my brother, Justin). The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet used to be my two favorite channels. I mean come on, documentaries playing all day about things I love, what could be better? But over the years, these stations have pushed farther and farther from science and education, and now only care about entertainment. The worst part of it all, the well being of some animals is being sacrificed for that entertainment. I wanted to help spread this awareness. I hate to cut ties with the two stations that I thought still had something to offer, but honestly if they will put an animal's life at stake simply for a few more viewers I don't want to ever support that.
Please watch the video below and pass on the knowledge.
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