Recently, blogger Allison Benedikt wrote an article for Slate.com, in which she details how much she now despises her dog in its old age. She even suggests that she would drown her dog, leave it in the shed, refuse to groom or walk it, and openly admits to neglecting it once it was no longer in her whims to take care of him. She claims this as a natural byproduct of motherhood, suggesting that her abuse is a universal and virtuous truth. At no point is there a sign of humor, remorse, or even acknowledgement that this kind of behavior is monstrous.
Slate.com makes its money in clickthrough revenue, revenue which goes directly into the pockets of this animal-abuser. Slate.com needs to fire this horrific human being. And we, the undersigned, refuse to visit Slate.com until she has been terminated, and Slate issues a public apology for publishing the screed of a proud animal-abuser.