Most of us already know about restaurants in China that serve dog and cat meat. However, a recent news report reveals that the skin and pelts of our favorite house pets are used to make leather products, such as wallets, handbags, shoes and belts. It’s enough to make you doggone catatonic!
It also reminds us of a long-ago summer camp song with shocking lyrics about a cruel pet butcher:
Oh, Mister, Mister Johnny Verbeck how could you be so mean?
I told you you’d be sorry for inventing that machine.
Now all the neighbors’ cats and dogs will never more be seen.
They’ll all be ground to sausages in Johnny Verbeck’s machine.
The sad news also inspires opinion on how the despicable products will impact on users. Therefore …. you know the leather product from China was once Fluffy or Fido when your new:
Shoes inspire you chase the mailman
Wallet makes you stop at fire hydrants
Sneakers keep humping your leg
Handbag catches mice
Shoes inspire you to herd sheep into yards
Belt wakes you at midnight to howl at the moon
Bedroom slippers make you sit up and beg