Itchmo will be joining an esteemed panel of bloggers covering the pet food recall at on online chat on (Today) Tuesday, May 8th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific hosted by PetHobbyist.com. This has been on eye-opening experience for us and we would like to share our thoughts and stories in covering the news with you.
You can join the chat here on Tuesday, May 8th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific.
Full release after the jump. (Post bumped)
PetHobbyist.com invites you to attend a special panel discussion of the pet recall crisis, on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 PM Eastern Time.
When Menu Foods, back on March 16, announced its first recall of pet foods due to melamine contamination, the mainstream media was only briefly interested.
To a small group of bloggers, it was apparent from the first days that this story was much larger than most people thought. They began compiling data, comparing information, collecting personal stories, and digging for facts. Since then, there have been dozens of additional recalls, threats to the human health supply, a re-evaluation of international food safety standards, and a rising wave of frightened and angry pet owners.
PetHobbyist.com, on behalf of founder Jeff Barringer and its DogHobbyist.com, CatHobbyist.com, and PetSupport.net communities, invites you to attend an online panel discussion with the bloggers who have been following the pet food crisis from the beginning, to discuss the story behind the recall, what’s likely to happen next, and what pet owners can do to protect their pets now and in the future.
Joining us will be:
How panel discussions work:
PetHobbyist.com has been hosting online panel discussions, seminars, and guest chats for almost ten years. We have trained chat hosts, designated with a “PH” in front of their names and a red flag afterward, who will facilitate the discussion.
The guests will be introduced, and then will discuss their perceptions of the pet food crisis. If at any time during the discussion you have a question or comment, just type ? and !. Your name will be added to the queue, and a host will call on you when it’s your turn. Wait to be called on my the host to send your question to the room, but please have it typed and ready to send when you’re called on, to avoid delays. Questions? Contact Moira O’Connor, PetHobbyist.com’s Chat Coordinator.
There is no open chatting in the room during the special guest panel.