Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is no stranger to controversy, having been booted from AM radio for making racist remarks during her call-in life advice program. Afterward she was able to maintain an audience on Sirius XM, but now at least one sponsor has fled there as well - only this time it's for making statements advocating the slaughter of pit bulls.
In a segment titled "Ways to Fight Loneliness," Schlessinger offered tips on how listeners might meet people with similar interests. To her credit, she suggested adopting a dog and taking him to a park to meet other pet owners. But her pro-animal sentiments soon took a dark turn.
Schlessinger went on to describe a time she had visited a local animal shelter on a whim, thinking she perhaps might want to adopt another dog. Much to her dismay, however, most of the dogs she saw there awaiting a loving new home were of a breed she apparently despises.
That's when she suggested they all be killed.
"It was about 95 percent pit bulls or pit bull mixes. Now, I know this is going to get somebody angry, but I think they should all be put down," Schlessinger said. "First of all, they were taking up space and nobody was going to adopt them. That's why they were all there; people were getting rid of them."