|Barked: Fri Jan 25, '08 11:13am PST |
|There is a phone number we can call as well!
I wanted to give you an update about what I have done and found out
so far today. I just got a call back from Fox saying they got my
phone call complaining about the promo and are passing my complaint
on up the chain to the powers that be. So it is true that they do
monitor their Viewer Comments phone line quite closely, as I only
called about 2 hours ago.
The new show, which is tentatively called "Unhitched", not "Unhinged"
as I reported earlier, isn't scheduled to run until March 23. The
contact who called me said that because of the writers strike that is
a tentative date. So it's good that the show is not scheduled to
start right away, but we sure don't want even the promo to be aired
I have also talked with the woman at American Humane who is their
contact with the TV industry, and she is working on it from her end,
but she said that public response is very very important, so please
be sure to call the Fox Viewer Comment line at 310-369-3066 and leave
a polite message.
Please also post these messages to as many other groups as you can,
and let all your friends know. The more calls they get, the more
seriously they will take us.
Debbie "The Rat Lady"
P.S. In case you missed it, the promo shows a scene where 2 boys put
a rat into a microwave oven and turn it on. Then it shows their
faces as they supposedly watch the rat being cooked. At they end,
one of them says, "That was the longest 9 minutes of my life," and
the other one says something like, "It looked like he was enjoying it
for the first few minutes."
(reposted from Goosemoose pet portal, where it was reposted from emails from Debbie the Rat Lady)
A great message to leave on this number would be something like:
"Hello, my name is ________________, and I am calling in regards to a promo aired for the upcoming show Unhitched. The promo I am calling about shows two boys putting a live rat in a microwave for nine minutes and making comments suggesting that the situation is humorous. I am appalled that a major network, particularly one that offers many shows marketed to families, would depict cruelty to any animal as humorous. As a lover of rats and pets in general, I look forwards to seeing this promo pulled immediately and an apology issued to animal loving viewers everywhere. Rats are intelligent and affectionate pets, and among the most intelligent and empathetic animals, as behavioral studies have shown. I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. You can reach me at (phone number). Again that's (repeat phone number) and thank you again for your immediate attention."
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