In the broadcast game the pictures are everything, BUT there are cases where you not only have to think twice but self censor. I covered a murder suicide where we had visuals of an EMT carrying the lifeless body of an infant with half of him blown away......we argued mightily over that one and it was me who spiked it....just too much blood and baby.
Again with pictures of a man trapped in a car burning alive...we canned it, it was sickening.
There is always, though, the public right to know; they have a right to know these things happen and see them with their own eyes. What is happening with these animals is world changing and we MUST face it or perish.
The public always has the right to tune out.......