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Meet the Tiger Dog: Chinese Pet Owners Dye Pets to Look Like Wild Animals in New Craze

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This unsuspecting canine is the victim of what appears to be the latest craze in China - painting pet dogs to look like other animals.

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Past Member (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 9:30 am
it looks quite smart, but its definitely a crazy idea
I'm Off To Spray-paint My Cat..

Lynn M (192)
Monday June 7, 2010, 10:21 am
China must have some very bored people!

lori c (29)
Monday June 7, 2010, 10:26 am
I just don't know what to think of this ?????????????????????

Annie J (205)
Monday June 7, 2010, 10:52 am
there must be a hell of alot of toxins in the water these people drink....

Cindy C (125)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:25 am

Jean Lord (46)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:36 am
He looks kinda cool. How safe is it for the dog? I guess that the dog in the photo is not gonna be someones dinner.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:41 am
what next? this is weird and i'm sure the dog doesn't like it. noted. thanks cher.

Teresa Nemeth (343)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:50 am
Cute..... let's hope the dyes are pet - safe....

Patrizia S (315)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:53 am
I just don't get it..

Anita B (69)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:57 am
Not amused.

Jacqueline Ann s (45)
Monday June 7, 2010, 12:31 pm
I don't agree with this at all, but at least these dogs being pets are saved from being eaten I suppose...

Beth P (32)
Monday June 7, 2010, 12:55 pm
Whatever it costs to dye those dogs would be put to better use by being donated to save the real Animals.
That does not suit my sense of humor!

Terry V (22)
Monday June 7, 2010, 1:23 pm
GET A LIFE, Let's get real.

Pat B (356)
Monday June 7, 2010, 1:26 pm
I too...wonder about this. I am concerned about China's indiscriminate way of 'pampering' some dogs, but having the many others put to death for their dinner table. (Cats too). Well, okay, anything that moves. (Except Pandas). I don't really like this idea of painting their dogs at the fancy of their human owners. Can't they spend their money in a more humane way to SAVE the other dogs and cats? TY, Cher for this one.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Monday June 7, 2010, 1:27 pm
Isn't it in China where the woman are all wearing the latest 'craze' - the 'see through' skirts ? Where the skirt is actually painted to look like it's see through ? Dumb .. and now this ? They seem to like the idea of being fake there. Strange ...

ilja c (48)
Monday June 7, 2010, 1:28 pm
Fanny only at first sight. Hope that painting colors are harmless.

Dan S (9)
Monday June 7, 2010, 2:01 pm
This reminds me of the case not too long ago where someone was selling cats with pierced ears on the internet. The practice of painting animals is just as cruel as piercings as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately, the animals are unable to voice their own opinion. Humans are scum.

DORIS L (61)
Monday June 7, 2010, 3:27 pm
Painting animals to look like other animals is foolish and serves no purpose. Get yourselves a coloring book and go crazy if you want, but leave living things alone!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 4:13 pm
I dont like that at all!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 4:13 pm

Alejandra Vega (139)
Monday June 7, 2010, 6:26 pm
Why don't protecting real tigers instead? Oh, yes, sensible ideas are always out of fashion, isn't it?

Ness F (211)
Monday June 7, 2010, 6:38 pm
What the....what a waste of time, energy and umm has anyone consulted the poor dog on this one???!!!! What about all the toxins she has used on this poor dog...what a freakish nutter!

Catrina Velez (46)
Monday June 7, 2010, 7:01 pm
PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS! ESPECIALLY ON CATS!! I have no idea what the ingredients of these dyes are, but even Easter Egg colors may contain vegetable derivatives that are toxic to dogs and cats. The cat will intensely lick off anything that does not belong on its lovely, soft and natural fur, and ingest it. Do people know that ONIONS, a probable ingredient, are TOXIC to cats? The only good I can say about this fad in China is that dyed dogs are better off than dead dogs, and I hope that the Chinese will stop eating them! America stopped dyeing anoimals back in the 50's when it became illegal to inject dye into chicken's eggs to produce Easter chicks in rainbow colors, and it became illegal to sell baby turtles with cartoon characters painted on their shells. We can thank the Food and Drug Admin for this....

Peggy Peters (29)
Monday June 7, 2010, 7:35 pm
Strange.......the dogs should bite them or leave them a present in their shoes every morning!!! :) :0) :) :0)

Fiona O (565)
Monday June 7, 2010, 7:41 pm
Disgusting way to treat animals. I do not see why they would want to paint the animals. It just does not make sense.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday June 7, 2010, 8:08 pm
Noted, thanks.

Laura H (964)
Monday June 7, 2010, 8:11 pm
I do not like this at all!!
To me it is a form of animal cruelty...

gail dair (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 8:31 pm
Noted thanks

Marietta W.Alfaro (18)
Monday June 7, 2010, 9:47 pm
Why dont they paint themselves.... maybe they ll look more .....!!!

Michelle M (24)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:09 pm
more torment! This can't be good fot the coat and skin!

Beryl Furman (0)
Monday June 7, 2010, 11:50 pm
SICK, SICK SICK just as averything coming froma China!

Tuesday June 8, 2010, 1:13 am
I don't think this is very healthy for those dogs...
Ok, it looks funny, but you wouldn't paint your kids, because they would look funny?
Weird. I don't like it

gerlinde p (161)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 1:14 am
this is sick.

Susan A (14)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 1:47 am
I thought this was a Hollywood craze! Remember seeing a bunch of pics, a year or so back, of US pets and the editorial stating that it was Big New Craze over there. One daft woman was quoted as spending US$1500 per month to keep her kitties looking like ..something or other! Face painting for cats, like we do to our kids? Nah...would never take off over here!

beatrice d (124)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 2:01 am
Idiotic. This shows the respect these people have for animals... making fun of their own pets!

Carol Orton (20)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 2:41 am
I do not like this either as a dog Lover and owner, i would not think of doing this ,what harm could it be doing to their skin,and what is the point ? Dogs look beauitful in their own coats,and Tigers are killed for their skins and medicine for China If these owners ! have money to waste .they should used it to save them ,the real Tigers ,not going into what else happens to dogs and cats

Bon L (0)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:09 am
This is not natural.

Brittany Valdes-pages (197)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:16 am
I think this is actually sort of cruel. Why can't we just let animals be? Think about if someone was doing that to you. I would want paint all over me, plus it probably hurts their nose because of the smell.

Andrea Dillon (0)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:40 am
I'm a dog groomer.. Around Halloween, we get a lot of people that want their dogs dyed. I use dye specifically made for dogs (I don't know how safe it is for cats) and it is nontoxic and has no smell. Yeah, to do it to this extent is kind of crazy, they could be spending money on helping out animal shelters and all but.. to each his own. It's not cruelty if they are using the proper products that were developed for dogs.. though how many people are going to go out and use spray paint or whatever because they don't want to pay someone to do it properly?

Bracha Katz (31)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 7:20 am
i wonder if a dog looking like a tiger would scare someone, or maybe it is obvious enough that they are just dogs. anyways, i think this is just a silly fad that will pass soon. thanks cher.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 7:37 am
Well I once gave my dog a clown face, my oldest daughter thought it was terrible and abusive. But the dog just wondered why so many folks hugged him and smiled at him. I only did it the once but the experience was very telling, folks just love it, and made such a fuss over him which he loved totally. I would not advise doing this on any animal that does not love attention and being hugged by children. Even my daughter could not resist him..

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:22 am
This is stupid!

Mike M (40)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 11:55 am
This does not seem like a very bright idea

Jacki Hileman (20)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 4:24 pm
About 3 years ago I had some pics of this very practice of painting
our cats. Someone had two cats painted up like skelatons, one had a clown
painted around the cat's butt :~{ cool to see but now I realize one would have to be vigilientabout them licking it off...
There were 4-didget pricetages to have this done ! I couldn't put my boy
thru that kind of humliation :~{ What a waist of money indead !


Sharon S (8)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 9:56 pm
Panda-chows, retreiv-a-tiger. What next? I am so afraid to ask. This does not hurt the dogs, it is just so egocentric. Have fun while you can get away with it.

Marietta W.Alfaro (18)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 10:48 pm
thanks G it does not hurt them ... if it is true,but it takes away their personality, their "to be" as they were intended to be! What if we took some people - without their consent- paint them all over... and create our "liking" out of them? It is just bloody absurd and definetly a sign, that those who do this have no RESPECT for the animals whatsoever! To love them does not mean to "own" them and do whatever we want as with any "object" for that matter, but to respect them, first and foremost!

Merise Frederiksen (16)
Friday June 11, 2010, 12:43 pm
It is not right to paint/dye any animal. That goes for ducklings, too! People are so busy making themselves interesting, which leads to things like painting their pets. Stupidity of humans knows no boundary. Unfortunately.

Jack Price (5)
Monday September 20, 2010, 6:56 am
Nice dog
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