dead dog prop

UPDATE – Well, looks like the publicity worked… not only have sellers pulled the item but from what I’ve heard, the manufacturer has also decided to cease production on this item!  We can make a difference!

 

UPDATE – Amazon has pulled this item but it’s still out there… see below

Can someone tell me what kind of a sick mind dreams up a dead, skinned, tire-marked dog on a chain to use as a Halloween prop?  Seriously…I mean, I know Halloween is a time to get weird and creepy but this is over the line and cannot promote anything positive in any way!

It was listed on the Walmart site but has been removed due, no doubt, to pressure and negative feedback but as of now, it is still being offered on Amazon.  It has over 200 one star negative reviews and I don’t believe it is long for even Amazon…

The product is described as;

Foam filled latex prop of a skinned dog with a large tire track squished through its mid torso. Chain attached for dragging purposes. You have seen bloody road kill, this is bloody road kill.

Here are just a few comments posted by others just as disgusted and outraged…

Are you really proposing that this is okay? A dead skinned dog with a tire track? Dog fighting and animal cruelty are major concerns to many Americans. Skinning and dragging is a common practice in dog fighting circles for lower performing (non fighting) dogs, and you are making a costume out of this practice. This is so far over the line you can’t even see the line anymore.

Another…

I can assure the Executives at Amazon that there is NO product that you offer that I will ever purchase if you continue to promote this awful product. We are a 501c3 canine rescue organization that deals with abuse, neglect, and the awful images of severely injured dogs every day. Did you honestly think it would be okay to promote a “child” dragging this awful thing around for Halloween? Did you honestly think it would be okay to sell it when thousands and thousands of us are working to educate people about animal abuse and neglect, clean up after the millions of people who discard their pets and to end animal suffering? Do you really think it’s okay for a child to drag this around? I am disgusted by this image and will promise you that any merchant that makes this available for purchase will be a merchant I will NOT give my money to. Encouraging the exposure of this filth to our “children” is beyond irresponsible and I will spread this as far as I possibly can to ensure that MANY others boycott you as well. When our merchants can no longer discern between what is good for our children and communities and promote these images to gain profit, I am done. Again, there is nothing you have to sell that I will buy and based on your response to the outrage that you are offering in a world of animals suffering and a society that discards them like trash, I will determine whether or not to delete my account. And believe me, I am spreading the word.

And another…

This product should be removed immediately. Animal abuse is a serious issue. This product promotes violence and should be removed immediately. It is disgusting and innapropriate. Amazon – do the right thing and discontinue this product right now!

Yet another…

Is there really any wonder why the world is the way it is these days?? Yet another instance where I am ashamed to be a human being. This is not “okay”. This is not “funny”. This is DISTURBING and DISGUSTING on so many levels. I spend a lot of $$ on Amazon for personal items as well as for my business and if you do not remove this product from your site, I will never purchase from your company again.

There are over 200 reviews and comments…

I have no words… well, I do but can’t post them … just disgusting!

 

UPDATE – Seems Amazon has pulled this item but other outlets still have them available – Costimes4Less, Sears … let get them gone! Contact the outlets… share this with others and ask them to do the same…

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