I have several things to say. First, it's a sad scene but not so much the dog as the people standing around. If she'd just been hit as is suggested by the scene I feel sorry for all of us if our society has devolved to the point that giving the poor animal a bit of succor in her final moments is beneath them. I see people standing and watching not helping. I see a woman leaning on her car seemingly annoyed by having to stop and or wait. I see a man and woman who could well be the owners doing nothing and an overall lack of emotion.
What I don't see is a real need for all the calls to close this thread down. Sure the OP should have put up a warning and linking the photos is a much better option than having them pop up but that's about it. I love animals and have had dogs and cats for all of my life. Losing my dog last year was one of the toughest things I've experienced. However, I have also seen human beings torn to shreds and literally blown to bits. I have smelled a battlefield after weeks of carnage. I do know what disturbing truly is and honestly these images really don't measure up.
I remember battlefield and news photos from Vietnam, the man who robbed a bank with a pvc bomb strapped to his neck, Daniel Pearl (yes I've seen the entire video) and many more moments that inspired and in some cases sickened me. That said, I have to wonder is what the OP originally intended. These shots really don't have much of an artistic nor journalistic quality and like a train wreck seem more intended to elicit the response it's gotten vs. sharing a shot with peers, mentors and the rest.
It all boils down to this: Right now journalistic integrity has been traded away for something that most real journalists would not and don't recognize. Like reality TV this is just another shock stunt with no real value. It really was just a bad idea on the OP's part and we should all just let it die.
Anyway, that's my .02.
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