It was decided a while ago that we were going to enhance the interactive communicative aspect of Web-DVM augmenting the blog and message boards with a weekly Internet radio broadcast, Web-DVM’s Pet Chat Radio. The blog especially will now be geared toward expanding on topics presented in the broadcast beginning with my own commentary and continuing with listener/reader comments.
Regarding this week’s maiden broadcast, one particular news story I wanted to expand on a bit was La Jolla, California’s program to keep seals from taking over Children’s Pool Beach by scaring them away with loud barking dog noises, as well as their plan “B” to shoot water at them should they become refractory to the dog noise. Quick side note, I am quite embarrassed about my gross mispronunciation of “La Jolla,” as following the broadcast, I was immediately notified by an L.A. base close friend of mine that it is actually pronounced, “La Hoya.”
Per the broadcast, animal rights activists plan to oppose this plan, the question is, are they justified in making this an issue? Do La Jolla residents have the right to keep the seals in check to keep one of their favorite beaches clear for their own use? Are their tactics pf barking dog noise and possible water projectiles reasonable, or invasive or even inhumane? I would love for someone actually from that area to comment – provided you don’t give me too much flack for my ridiculous mispronunciation of La Jolla.
And of course, comments on any aspect of the broadcast are welcome. Thanks for listening!
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