Promoting Internet Puppy Sales

July 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm 3 comments

It’s something I suspect that you probably never thought you’d see here. Nonetheless because I believe I’ve found the perfect low maintenance, high status, impulse purchase – I’m officially promoting it here:

The WowWee Alive Perfect Puppy is, well – perfect. Perfect for families who don’t have time to train or exercise a dog. Perfect for the neurotically fecal averse. Perfect for people who can’t be bothered to take the time to make sure they’re buying their adorable little bundle of joy yuppie status symbol from a reputable internet scam artist.

As I’ve posted here before:

It’s awfully easy to lie on the Internet. Because it allows us to carefully control how we communicate with others, the Internet allows dishonest people to present themselves as reputable – and it helps them expose their product to millions of potential buyers. Unscrupulous breeders have discovered they can use Internet puppy sales to present a picture of their operation that’s radically different from the one that actually exists. And through a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act, it’s perfectly legal.

Yup. You read that correctly. Internet pet retailers, even those who breed at very large scales, are not regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While large scale breeders who to sell to pet stores are regulated by the minimal requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, a breeder could hypothetically keep thousands of breeding dogs and be exempt from its requirements if they only engage in direct sales through the Internet. This is a growing problem, and it’s happening right in our backyard.

So when you’re desperately in need of something cute and fuzzy that requires little or nothing in time and emotional commitment, do the world a favor and spend those impulse dollars in a way that doesn’t support suffering and misery.

The WowWee Alive Perfect Puppy – now available in Labradoodle!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jan  |  July 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Any buyer’s remorse could just end up in the toy box.

  • 2. YesBiscuit  |  July 7, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I ordered 47 bitches and one dog.
    I’m in the money, I’m in the money, I’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along…

  • 3. Viatecio  |  July 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    In all seriousness, I’ve never seen the function in a stuffed animal that appears to sleep it’s battery life away. All the mechanics in it probably make it a much poorer bedfellow than my nighttime companion. It’s probably a lot harder for kids to play pretend with it too, since it already has a function… “Hey, here come the bad guys, bam bam bam!” “Baxter snores away while they steal the new TV!”

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