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The dog sller

By piperpics
A photograph of a dog seller in Malta.I was informed that any not sold on the day were drowned in the harbour!

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: graceland, derekv, hulahoops and 8 more

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graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 3:57PM
sad --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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hulahoops 8 16 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 4:16PM
that is so sad
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 4:22PM
Well somebody should do something about that then,thats a crime........
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
21 Oct 2009 4:30PM
An interesting shot and thanks for the bg notes - provide a sad and slightly unsettling context - although I suspect a degree of hyperbole perhaps?

As for the shot fine but you have just clipped the poor little fella's back (thats my Rolf Harris impersonation!!) I think I owuld have given teh image a broad black border to hid this perhaps.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Oct 2009 4:46PM
Look at all that horrid gold trash he's wearing and compare it to that gorgeous little puppy. Heartbreaking.
crash39 12 24 England
21 Oct 2009 5:35PM
Ah, how cruel! How could anyone drown such a cute pup?
Love the contrast between the old hands & the young pup.

southsnapper 11 74 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 6:49PM
An emotive image.

I suspect that those not sold would no doubt be disposed of one way or another.

Working in animal welfare two things always surprise me, the first how little the general public are aware of the low regard some sellers of animals have for their products, and secondly, how badly those animals are treated away from the public gaze, I suspect those puppies disposed of get the better deal, their parents being money making machines suffer for far longer.

I think this image would make a powerful symbol of the plight of the produce of puppy farms.

Sorry for jumping on my soap box, I'll get down now.
CSuk 8 7 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2009 6:51PM
No wonder the poor thing looks so pissed off! Good capture though.
Thanks 4 the share Smile Click!
Tibetan 5 3 England
25 Jul 2012 5:32PM
Nice photo tiny puppy, great detail and all that gold amazing! like the study expertly presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 3:48PM
Love the contrast between the gold and the little pup.
Regards John.

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