Dog-sheep swap scam or sham?
April 27, 2007 1:44am CST
This is kind of funny, although probably not to the Japanese. It seems as though there was a scam to sell lambs to the Japanese, masquering as poodles. At least one couple fell for it, & didn't discover the deception until they took the dog to the vet, & found it was a lamb. Here is the full story: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21630524-5007061,00.html
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27 Apr 07
I thought it was funny but could not believe that anyone could mistake a dogs paw for s sheeps hoof so I was crious enough to "snope" it and sure enough it is a hoax. Similar to the one about people buying chihuahuas which turned out to be rats. Here is the link for the story. BTW I liked the photo of Prince William. http://www.snopes.com/critters/lurkers/poodlesheep.asp
20 May 07
I laughed when I read that, do they not have sheep in Japan then? Over here you're taken to farms as a child to look at the lambs. It does say they made a good investment anyway as they could quadruple their money on the price of the meat, so it wasn't all bad for the owners.
27 Jun 07
Well perhaps if we do not look closely and we do not expect at all that some people are wicked enough to fool us, then we might take a lamb for a poodle especially if we are not so familiar with what is it and we just are interested in the beauty of the fur. In the Philippines, we do not have many sheep if there are at all so it would also be easy for foolish people to fool us.