It would be nice to get on Facebook and not see pictures of abused or dead animals. I’m not posting this to cause any drama or call anyone out specifically, because a lot of people do it. Their hearts are in the right place. And I respect that. I really do. And I understand that sharing these pictures is meant to raise awareness about these issues and to start a dialogue.
But if you think about it, sharing these pictures is just slacktivism. What good does posting these pictures actually do? Does sharing these pictures actually help the plight of abused or shelter dogs? I can understand sharing items about dogs who need good homes. But pictures of dead or abused animals? Consider your general audience on Facebook – aren’t most of them animal lovers? If not, then send those pictures to them individually. The rest of us don’t need to see it.
And I suppose I could just “scroll down” but it’s kind of hard to ignore when the pictures take up half of your browser.