Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Poodles as art form?!?

This just makes me sad (and angry). Don't people have any respect towards the animals here? Using them as "toys" or "art-forms" makes me sick!

Poodle doodles: Dogs are transformed into pandas, horses and even snails in a barking mad grooming craze

They may resemble pandas, buffalos and camels - but these animals are actually poodles, all competing for the title of top dog at 'creative grooming' shows across the U.S.
Something of a canine fancy dress contest, it takes just two hours for owners to transform their pets, which are sheared and coloured to achieve each look.
The incredible transformations were captured by photographer Ren Netherland, who travels thousands of miles each year to attend each competition.
Quote from the photographer:
'The dogs seem to love the whole experience,' added Mr Netherland. 'One of the reasons I love my job is because I love animals so much. I much prefer working with them than people.
'By the time the dogs get to me after they have been through the tournament they are bounding around and very happy. 'I think all the attention that gets bestowed upon them through the whole process must be nice for them.'
(Tell me, is this guy just cynical or does he really believe the dogs are enjoying this?!?!?)
(from today's Daily Mail)

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