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Apr 19, 2010 rhonda commented on How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands.
The Seattle Humane Society agreed to be interviewed for the story, and we are very sorry we did. What follows is our letter to the editor:

Dear Mr. Frizzelle,

As a former journalist, I always try to assist writers seeking information from the Seattle Humane Society on animal welfare issues. When David Schmader called wanting expert information on protecting oneself during a dog attack, our animal behavior manager Emily Keegans provided him with important information about an important issue.

We’re very disappointed in the focus of this story and sorry that we agreed to be quoted. Schmader was intentionally dishonest, saying he was a reporter writing a news story. If this was intended to be farcical, it was offensive and poorly done. Worse yet, it didn’t really address this serious issue in a meaningful way.

You no longer have our respect as a credible news source. Sorry.

Rhonda Manville

Rhonda Manville
Director of Marketing
Seattle Humane Society

Tel: (425) 274-1513