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Japanese Women Conned Into Buying Sheep They Thought Were Poodles

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by God, Apr 26, 2007.

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    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.


    Maiko Kawakami, who starred in the Japanese thriller Violent Cop, showed photographs of her pet on a television talk show only to be told it wasn't a dog - but was in fact a lamb.

    The discovery prompted hundreds of women to contact the police with similar problems and the authorities believe as many as 2,000 people have been conned.

    'We launched an investigation after we were made aware that a company was selling sheep as poodles,' a police spokesman told The Sun.

    'Sadly, we think there is more than one company operating in this way.

    'The sheep are believed to have been imported from overseas - Britain and Australia.'


    Poodles are famously used by the rich and glamourous on the continent but are extremely rare in Japan, with many people having little idea what they look like.

    The company, which translates as Poodles as Pets, sold the 'poodles' for £630, about half the cost of a normal poodle but is now understood to have been shut down.
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    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=46730&in_page_id=34


    This is just priceless.


    In other news, Americans are importing pandas from Africa:

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    Sorry but if you can't tell the difference between a lamb and a puppy then you deserve to get mugged out of some money.
     
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    Yow! That's insane!

    I think I would have noticed something wasn't right :) the first time my new pet poodle had to make number two! hah hah!

    Linda
     
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    Oh boy! My confidence in the survival of the human race just took a nose dive lol
     
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    Funny as hell though. Don't think for a second that something like this could never happen with the endless sea of geniuses we have on this planet.

    -Castle
     
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