What's wrong with the Dodo? Legit question, I've barely ever heard of it (also if you can answer in private, I wouldn't mind, since I can't send on anon)
I’m going to answer publicly simply because I think a lot of new followers may have the same question and it’ll help them too, I hope that’s okay. No shame in not knowing.
The Dodo is a NYC startup that consistently misrepresents and sensationalizes animal media, with the intent to either make readers outraged at purported abuse or make them coo over cute rescue stories. They are blatantly anti-captivity and support animal rights (not welfare) and show a site-wide inability to fact check that is beyond appalling.
I’ve broken down a few of their articles that were egregiously bad, such as their “how to tell a good sanctuary from bad” - which had 23 citations, only two of which were to non-dodo articles (and those were to publications from organizations with known biases). Of those 21 other article citations, most of them also linked cyclically to other dodo articles and had obviously incorrect information. They don’t provide any author bios, so there’s no way to look at their educational or field-based backgrounds.
For further reading, check out Please, Let Trusting The Dodo As A Source Go Extinct. It’s an example of how bullshit their publication quality really is.