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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Is Tara (the hero) being exploited

I'm sure Tara adopted that little toddler hence her attack-mode when her
little boy was viciously attacked by that pitbull
...but an interesting theory popped up at a reputable site:

The shameless commercialization of ‘Tara the Hero Cat’

I personally put Tara at the same level as a heroic combat K9..to me that is the highest level.
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that's just plain SAD . . . (+ WRONG)
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That is sad why is it always about the money? :l

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Gosh, huge dissapointment in those folks. Wonder if they'll keep their friends on facebook or otherwise after all this now? Media can backfire against people too.
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Well they can do all the social media they want but don't start dragging the cat all over the place and putting her under stress.
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Well they can do all the social media they want but don't start dragging the cat all over the place and putting her under stress.
Well I sure don't think their previous dog-neighbors will be very pleased either, now that this whole thing has cost them their dog's life!
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I love Tara the cat for standing up for the boy and possibly risking her life.

I am not so pleased with the parents. Seriously? Taking a cat into a baseball stadium and making it swat a baseball to "throw the first pitch"? I am sure Tara was less than pleased!

On a side note, I watched a news conference with the parents and was a little shocked to hear the mother clearly state at least twice that SHE had also been bitten by the dog during that encounter. I must need new glasses!

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Personally, I don't see anything wrong with them making money from this. Do you know how much people make from viral YouTube videos alone?? I just don't want them doing anything to stress their FREAKING AWESOME cat out.

(And I still have some doubts about the whole thing, but....)

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This wasn't a Pitbull mix...
It was a golden lab and chow mix!
Where was it stated that it was a Pitbull mix?
Just curious...

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It's not a cat, either.

It's a TIGER now!!

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