Thursday, April 26, 2007

You'd think the "paws" would be a giveaway...

I guess I believe this. Japanese dog-lovers were bamboozled into buying sheep thinking they were poodles.
Thousands of people have been 'fleeced' into buying neatly coiffured lambs they thought were poodles.

Entire flocks of lambs were shipped over from the UK and Australia to Japan by an internet company and marketed as the latest 'must have' accessory.

But the scam was only spotted after a leading Japanese actress said her 'poodle' didn't bark and refused to eat dog food. [More]

That must have been some haircut...

Wait - they're paying $2400 for poodles in Japan??

Update: Color me gullible - I should have gone with my initial reaction. It was indeed a hoax.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This just goes to show how incredible stupid the modern consumer is getting to be anymore, most of them just don't have any idea what their buying because they never bother to learn!!you could wrap up any medium grad moist dog food and sell in to the average person in a large metropolitan area anywere in the world and they would believe you if you told them it was U.S.D.A. PRIME BEEF, as long as you had a lable that said so.