Great Debate: Does sharing pictures of animal abuse online do more harm than good?

Social media has incredible power for good – but as many of us know, you must take the good with the bad. If you are a regular user of Facebook, Twitter, or the like, you will see things you don't want to. News, images and stories of animal abuse can be upsetting, yet many dog lovers regularly share them, in an effort to raise awareness of this cruelty or appeal for information about a specific incident. Others, however, say that it serves no purpose other than upsetting people, and it can desensitise those who regularly see such stories. Maybe other animal abusers even get pleasure from it.

What do you think? Does sharing pictures of animal abuse online do more harm than good?

Have your say in the latest Great Debate: email our News Editor Alessandra: alessandra@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk, join the discussion on Facebook, or leave a comment below.

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  1. rena 3 February, 2017 at 11:43 Reply

    Definitely felt sick and horrified by the reality around me which I was not even aware of. However been doing nothing other than signing on line petitions and being kind yo animals.

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