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IN People ON 18 Mar, 2016
A female dog-owner from Singapore dyed her pure-bred Chow-Chows to resemble pandas, two really cute creatures we all love. The dogs, who earlier were white, now have black patches all over their body. When she takes the dogs who actually look like pandas now for walks, people around the town click their pictures and posted them online.
She rented them for photo shoots, to make the most of the moment. Little did she know that her act would spark a controversy on a larger level.
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These three chow-chows were in London until this couple got them home. They thought that since they were looking more and more like pandas when they grew up, they started dying them
Jiang told that the people just loved it and went crazy, they all clicked pictures with them and absolutely loved them.
With this, the dogs got popularity and so did the couple. They let their dogs/pandas for photo shoots at their places. Making most their fame, huh?
Sadly, her fame was not all she got from it. She was heavily criticised for animal cruelty. Big organisations have spoken against it and there are investigations that are going on. They say that there are side effects which can prove to be harmful to animals. They want the natural coat to be appreciated.
Jiang is in a denial state and said authorities were just trying to take some higher moral ground. She said she used organic and natural products for dye purposes and is a product found in dog grooming places. She had different ideas for animal cruelty and this wasn't on the list.
Jiang insists that the products are healthy and organic as used by her and pose no issue. Even some members of authorities agree that if that is the case, it is okay for this to happen.
Ask yourself, is this act really animal cruelty? In my opinion, even though they may not torture the dogs, they literally are forcing them to be a panda just for some fame. (What if I asked them to be an alien for fame?)
Internet users have expressed mixed feelings towards the incident. Many find them utterly cute and others as being abused. Jiang believes the critics are hypocrites. She explains how she cares for the dogs and takes good care of them and since everything is organic, it shouldn't be a problem.
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