This has bothered me for quite awhile and perhaps this should be in the rant forum, but since it is about animals, I am placing it here.
How many times a night when you are watching tv do you see the commercials with the sad animals that need our help? They seem to play almost every
time your show goes to a commercial and usually last a good minute if not more. Change the channel and there they are as well.
They are almost relentless through the night. Not so much daytime that I have noticed, but nights? Yes indeed.
Of course these commercials tear my heart out, but what really bothers me are basically these two things. If you donate, you will get a "free"
t-shirt" or perhaps a backpack, depending on the commercial. I know somewhere along the line these items are not free. They had to be paid for by
somebody. They have to buy the t-shirts, they have to have the logo or whatever added to it, they have to be shipped. If I donated a $1.00 lets say
just for a figure, how much of that dollar has just been eaten up to pay for that? This is one of the things.
We also have the commercials. Of course the night time slots are probably cheaper, but still we know they aren't really "cheap" to run commercials for
that length of time much less over and over on different channels. Plus the cost of making said commercial needs to be considered as well. How much of
that $1.00 is left now after both the above?
I wont even go into the fact that other people need to be paid that actually run the different companies.
So in the end, what is left of that dollar for the animals themselves? I assume the same goes for the commercials that want you to support kids in
need drinking dirty water and haven't any food. Again, long commercials and free stuff.
I used to own a bar and we had those little quarter machines that gave you a handful of cashews or chocolate. I asked the vendor one day how much
actually went to the cancer people it was suppose to go too. He said about a half a cent. I told him to take the machines out that day.
I am a huge lover of animals and I don't mind donating, but I myself prefer to take the food to my local shelter so I know they are actually getting
Must so much money be wasted on commercials when it could be going so much further to the actual cause? Do I really need a t-shirt? Nope I sure don't.
That may just be one more can or cup of food.
Does this bother anyone else? What are some things you do? Or, did you get the t-shirt?
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