Internet Spawns Backlash Against Fear Factor’s Junk Yard Dog Fights with Humans

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The NBC show “Fear Factor” counts on a lot of things, including its gross factor, and human fascination with rubber necking from a distance. But when they decided to air an episode in which they incite “junk yard dogs” to attack the human contestants, they apparently didn’t count on the backlash from the dog-loving Internet community.

The episode at issue, the so-called “Burger King (BK) Viewer’s Choice” episode due to be aired next Tuesday, August 1st, includes having the contestants go into a junk yard and be attacked by the “junkyard dogs”. At least two of the dogs appear to be Pit Bulls, and the others related to other breeds already branded as “dangerous” by the press.


But according to experts such as the BADRAP organization that work on a regular basis with breeds such as Pit Bulls, lots of people are afraid of these ordinarily gentle and loyal dogs “thanks in part to some very damaging myths, the deeds of unscrupulous breeders/owners and the hyped up media coverage that has been plaguing this breed for years.”

Hyped up media coverage exactly like that due to be aired by “Fear Factor” on Tuesday, August 1st.

But the Internet groundswell is hoping to give NBC an earful – and email box full – by then.

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One site exhorts readers to contact NBC and “let them know that we will not stand for the perpetuation of this gross breed stereotype.”

Rages another dog-lover, “Have those mother—-ing idiots stooped to a new evolutionary low yet unknown to mankind?”

We think that perhaps an affiliate site of our says it best, in advising people that “YOU can make a difference! Light up the NBC switchboard! Flood their email! Do both! Tell them how you feel! Send emails to both of these addresses:

 

FearFactor@nbc.com AND
nbcshows@nbc.com.

But it’s not enough to just email Fear Factor, as we’ve been told that they
just don’t care, they love the publicity, even if it’s negative.

So next, light up their switchboards! Call NBC and tell them what you think!

Call NBC at (818) 777-1000.

And finally, please call your local elected representative and complain to
them. If Fear Factor and NBC don’t care, let’s make them care!

And please pass this information on!”

And speaking of using the Internet in this initiative, you can view the trailer for the “Fear Factor Junkyard Dogs” episode at here.

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3 thoughts on “Internet Spawns Backlash Against Fear Factor’s Junk Yard Dog Fights with Humans

  1. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/291521895

    This petition helps put all of the complains in one place! Please Sign!

  2. Aunty,
    I agree with your comments on the “junkyard dogs” “Fear Factor” show. I have a female pit bull in our house and she’s an absolute sweetheart, getting all the petting and attention a dog could want and responding to it with love and loyalty. As for the “Fear Factor” show itself, I am not a fan, I do not watch it and I’m waiting to hear that, in spite of “safety precautions” they have finally succeeded in killing a contestant, and it will happen sooner or later as their desire to push the edge in search of ratings leads to ever more outrageous and dangerous stunts. No matter what the producers of “Fear Factor” may think Murphy’s Law still rules the Universe, and one of these days the old boy is going to wake up, take a shot of Tullamore Dew and reach out and touch them.
    JWW

  3. The most effective way to sway the mind of a media company in not by calling them or e-mailing them. As stated in the article, they believe any publicity is good publicity.
    If you want to stop this kind of show, find out who the advertisers are that support it. Contact them and express outrage. Let them know that you will email and/or call everyone that you know and make sure that their company and their brand name will be associated with hype, innuendo and animal cruelty. Notify “pet friendly” companies (dog/cat food manufacturers, etc.) that they should reconsider advertising ANY show on NBC as long as NBC insists on airing shows like this.

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