First of all, the show is sponsored by Hagen, who of course provides all the equipment and products used on the show - many of which are inappropriate. The show also promotes pet stores and pet store products. Their guest "experts" range from pet store employees to breeders.
Today I watched a particularly bad segment on guinea pig care (this is what caught my attention to the show in the first place). I am truly amazed at how much incorrect information they managed to cram into a 5-minute segment of the show! The "expert" who did this segment apparantly own a caviary (I think in Saskatchewan). She recommended a 2 sq ft cage for one guinea pig, pine bedding (not dried), Timothy or alfalfa hay for adult pigs (said either was fine) and added that hay chewing blocks can be substituted for loose hay. She also said that an adult pig needs - get this - a CUP of alfalfa-based pellets a day!
This show is mainly geared towards kids. Kids who, for the most part, probably believe everything those beloved "pet guys" say.
I did not get the address, but I will watch for it and write it down next week. I´ve never written a letter of complaint to a TV show before and am not sure exactly what to say and how to word it. If anyone with experience with this kind of stuff has any tips or anything, I would appreciate it. Also, if anyone has seen this show I would appreciate it if you also want to write in. They tell the audience to feel free to send in comments and feedback...so I´m going to.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
I think there was another show we were complaining about too, one where people were encouraged to "experiment" with having babies. Right.