Chow Chows dyed in panda colours part of newfangled dog-rental business in S’pore
Ah, the march of capitalism.
Three Chow Chow dogs dyed to look like pandas were spotted in Orchard Road over the weekend and caused quite a sensation:
Turns out, the three six-month-old dogs were part of a publicity stunt to promote a newfangled dog-renting business, imaginatively titled, Panda Chow Chows:
The slew of services these three dog hostesses provide include full-day accompaniment for functions and events, as well as shorter term photo shoots.
However, not everyone is impressed by this idea, with at least two people querying the SPCA (Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals) about the foreseeable harmful effects of a panda dye job:
The SPCA replied in this thread (Their response can be found below):
The SPCA replied:
SPCA is strongly against such a practice and would advise pet owners to refrain from altering their pet’s appearance in this way, because it is unnatural and unnecessary. There are also potential side effects with no benefits to the animals – it can be physically harmful and subject the animal to stress in the process. Animals have natural coats and should be appreciated for what they are, rather than trying to alter them artificially. We are unaware of any law existing prohibiting the dyeing of pet’s fur.
Regardless, here is the side which the buttered toast lands when dropped in the court of public opinion: