Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Dog's Breakfast

Dog may be man's best friend, but Toronto is no friend of canines. If it's not a ban on pit-bulls that's forcing a woman to hire a lawyer to prove that her dog is innocent until proven guilty, it's the emergence of a forerunner in an outbreak of rabies. From the National Post,

Toronto Public Health is warning people who may have come in contact with or bought puppies from a busy Etobicoke flea market after one of the dogs died of rabies.

A vendor sold 10 to12 puppies of mixed breeds at Dr. Flea’s near Highway 27 and Albion Road on Sunday, Jan. 13, health officials said.

I didn't even know it was legal to sell animals at flea markets. Flea markets have always seemed unsavory to me, like travelling carnivals: a business could be there one weekend and gone the next, and there isn't a lot of accountability if anyone gets ripped off.

And I mean, really? You bought a dog from a flea market? Dude, I wouldn't even buy clothes from a flea market. Was there no negative connection in your brain between the words "dog" and "flea?"



Blogger femimystic said...

Whoever sold those puppies should be ashamed of themselves! Obviously they weren't well cared for, and to be sold as wares at a Flea Market!? This is one of the reasons Vendors' Toronto Flea Market is a much better choice. the owner is an animal advocate, and would never allow this to take place at his flea market.

October 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM  

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