(So dressing them up like people is not enough, now some people are dying them!)
I was phoned yesterday and asked by somebody if I thought it was ok to dye their dog! After I said absolutely no, can cause allergies etc, and plus it is a dog not a toy, the person went on to tell me that ‘simply everybody is not doing it”! I decided to have a look to see if this is now a trend and just look what I found! Below the story on this, there is another link to see what people in China are doing and the picture on this page came from this- mad, totally mad!
COLOR ME CANINE: IS USING HAIR DYE FOR DOGS ETHICAL?
What does Victoria Secret’s angel Alessandra Ambrosio have in common with Jersey Shore cast mates and guidettes, Snooki and JWoww? The three women were the recently blasted by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for taking part in one of the latest me-too trends for pet owners: dyeing dogs.
“Some people don’t necessarily want to the dress up their dogs for holidays and celebrations," says Olga Zebelinskaya, Groom Team USA member and owner of Elite Dog Spa and Boutique in Madison, New Jersey. "They might want to make a statement by trying something new. In China, they’re even coloring dogs to look like wild animals."
Canine Haute Couture Designer, Anthony Rubio, has experience with dyeing dogs.
“Just like Isaac Mizrahi did in his fall 2011 collection called "Cake,” I have experimented with dye to enhance the visual experience when showing my designs,” explains Rubio.
But PETA’s Animal Care and Control Specialist, Teresa Chagrin, believes that although dyeing a dog is not the most horrible form of animal abuse, it 's cruel because it can cause unnecessary animal stress and can lead to allergic reactions that could endanger the animal’s health.
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ARTICLE ON PEOPLE DYING DOGS IN CHINA