Originally Posted by Wanstrom Horses View Post
Gonna have to jump in on this one. I apologize in advance for stepping on anyones toes or hurting anyones feelings, but the newspaper did nothing worng here. Its is a very unfortunate thing. My sympathy goes out to the owner. But to the OP, if you thought the photo's were uncalled for and inappropriate to the situation, why post them on a public forum?? That confuses me. This would have just been a small issue on the newspaper, but you put it on a public forum to draw more attention!? Secondly, this article is not only to inform the public on what happened, but to also inform the public to drive safely and keep an eye out for livestock on the roads. Sometimes to reach the public with media, you must be graphic. As a result I bet people will drive more carefully and slowly when passing places where livestock are enclosed near a highway. And if you don't want your children to to see it, keep them away and shelter them from reality. Thats the parents choice. And this will also help inform livestock owners to check fences near highways to avoid these tragedies. Yes its a terrible thing, yes its graphic. But why draw more attention to it and attack the media for simply informing the public? That's my two cents...
As far as posting on a public forum, MB already stated she regrets posting the picture. As to NB making it public beyond this forum, it was already stated that the newspaper took care of that.
What's done is done, what we are trying (i believe) to do is voice our opinion that by showing the actual bodies the newspaper went to far. If they wanted pictures warning people about what can happen, SHOW PICTURES OF THE VEHICLES!!! It's not the fact the article was WRITTEN, we all basically agree it should be done and that's not the issue. It's the papers CHOICE of what pictures they decided to print.
I don't live in a bubble, and neither do my kids. BUT I do hold them accountable for their actions and how it affects others. I expect others to do the same. Maybe if more people followed that, you never know what tragedies could have been avoided.
Not that long ago, we as a society viewed certain things as disrespectful, callous, cruel. There's progress for betterment, and there's progress for greed. The papers actions in printing the pictures they CHOSE to falls under the later.