This Website Lets You Check If A Dog Dies In A Film
If the thought of watching an animal come to a heartbreaking end in a film brings you to tears, then 'Does The Dog Die' is the website for you.
The site does exactly what it says on the tin and gives entertainment lovers "crowdsourced emotional spoilers for movies, TV, books and more" so they can be prepared about whether a family pet has a tragic fate in something they're about to watch or read.
Unlike the name suggests, the website doesn't just cover the demise of dogs, but also cats, horses and other animals across their extensive database.
The website features a total of 50 different categories and also includes topics viewers might not want to see like gore, ghoulish ghosts, vomiting and even an unhappy ending.
happy to announce DoesTheDogDie now allows browsing by trigger https://t.co/OATVDhZUTa
Also added more triggers: nuclear explosions, sad endings, squashed heads, possessions, alcohol abuse. More to come!
- Does the Dog Die (@doesthedogdie) June 27, 2018
The site features trigger warnings, such as domestic violence, eating disorders, child abuse, sexual assault and strobe effects, also.
'Does The Dog Die' website is regularly updated and often crowd-sources information from fans over on social media.
News of the website comes after five-part series Chernobyl featured a disturbing scene in which three Soviet soldiers were seen shooting the dogs that had been abandoned in Pripyat, Ukraine who had been affected by the explosion and the devastating aftermath.
The scene really hit home with viewers on Twitter. "Watching soldiers shoot dogs in Chernobyl is blood curdling," shared one person, while another echoed: "Not ok with the dog killing scene in #Chernobyl."
And the scene isn't too far off reality as Business Insider reported that residents near to the explosion had to evacuate 36 hours after the accident and just had 50 minutes to pack up their entire lives and leave.
And heartbreakingly, none of the pets were allowed to come with them, meaning they were left behind to fend for themselves.
Upsetting, first hand accounts from people who were there at the time suggest that the pets chased after the buses escorting their owners away from the disaster.
Residents believed they would be able to come back for their animals in a few days after the scale of the accident was downplayed, but the dogs and cats were left to roam the streets near the abandoned city.
And just like in the series, soldiers were ordered to kill them to stop the spread of contamination.
Fast forward to 2019, and it's believed that hundreds of stray dogs still live inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone set up in 1986, but they rarely live past the age of six due to harsh weather and lack of food at the site, among other factors.
Will you be using Does The Dog Die? It's certainly an interesting tool which we're sure loads of people will use.
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