UPenn grad and journalist for the Jerusalem Post, Sharon Udasin, should probably avoid using Twitter to ask for sources for her articles. It’s understandable that people don’t care about pets while people are dying, and therefore they did not respond well to her above tweet.
But here’s the thing. Even during war, you’ve still gotta fill a paper with stories from every angle. And when your beats are environment, infrastructure, agriculture, and pets (though, really? A pets beat?) it helps to take one of those angles. The article might not break any ground or change any lives, but people still care. Just, maybe next time, do your research quietly.