New Zealand Dog News

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July 05, 2008

Dog skin on NZ auction website

A floor rug made from a skinned saint bernard dog has been seen on he New Zealand internet auction site TradeMe.

The disturbing image featured in an advertisement for a wrought-iron bed imported from China and was removed after outrage from traders. But not before it was downloaded by Tauranga woman Elly Maynard, president and founder of the Sirius Global Animal Organisation, and circulated to millions of people worldwide.

The Auckland seller, who replaced the photo and posted an apology, has given the assurance that the offending rug was not in New Zealand. MORE>>

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