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Chow Chows dyed in panda colours part of newfangled dog-rental business in S’pore

Ah, the march of capitalism.

Belmont Lay | February 4, 2016 @ 02:37 pm

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Three Chow Chow dogs dyed to look like pandas were spotted in Orchard Road over the weekend and caused quite a sensation:

Panda chow chow~ 3 chow chow ?

Posted by Sharon Tan on Saturday, January 30, 2016

 

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:

Went shopping with mommy on orchard road yesterday! So many people were coming over to say hello! #pandamonium #panda #pandachowchows #ionorchard #orchardroad #singapore

Posted by Panda Chow Chows on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Meet the cutest and most adorable dogs in Singapore. The Panda Chow Chows! Toudou (Potato), Yumi (Sweetcorn) and DouDou…

Posted by Anton Kreil on Friday, January 29, 2016

 

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:

Hi SPCA, can I inquire about the panda chow chows? Are their fur dyed? Is that ok?

Posted by Kum Weng Mak on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The SPCA replied in this thread (Their response can be found below):

Very sad 🙁 The poor dogs are subjected to repeated hair dying so their Chinese mommy can make some pocket money!! Daddy…

Posted by Bibiana Soh on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 

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:

This is disgusting….Dont understand how can this be a business venture.The dye maybe natural dye(or so you claimed)…

Posted by Selina IceSapphire on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jul Elmo Tiong Wong Elaine So they are the so called “pandas” we saw last Sat outside Acid Bar. Seriously… Disturbing much… owner is making use of them to make money.

Posted by ShiHui Ang on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

You’ve got to be f***ing kidding me. At first look, I thought “oh cute! What are they?” Then I realized they were DOGS…

Posted by Yasminne Cheng on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chow Chow cute, owners disgustings!!

Posted by Lisa Neo on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Can’t believe there r idiots supporting stuff like these. Poor lil ones.

Posted by Stan Ganesh on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 

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