Imagine you have an overcrowded animal shelter. Some media attention and publicity could probably help with that, right?
In a nice twist of fate, let’s say that your local television station agrees to come down to your shelter to help you publicize the fact that you’re overcrowded.
If you’re that shelter, do you:
a) use the media time to try and show off some of your adoptable pets
b) Kill an animal on live television, and then tell the public it’s ‘their fault’ you had to kill him.
If you picked B, you must work for Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, who just did exactly that live on ABC Affiliate KVIA.