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Here’s another: Metro Paws LLC is offering biodegradable dog poop bags emblazoned with the candidate of your choice — Romney or Obama, whoever you like the least.
They’re calling the marketing drive ”Smear Campaign.”
Here’s how they described their thinking in an email to ohmidog!:
“Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, we can all agree that politics these days are a big stinkin’ mess. Smear Campaign poop bags give you the chance to let out a little political frustration every time you pick up after your pup.”
Political Dog Poop Bags can be ordered here, and sell for $14.99 for a package of four rolls, or 80 bags.
Metro Paws LLC is a New York-based family business that described itself as being “dog owners first and entrepreneurs second.”
Smear Campaign, the company says, is the only political degradable poop bag on the market. Metro Paws teamed up with RS Kmiec Design to make the bags. “Our message is fun, whimsical, and yet calls for all Americans to vote,” the website says.
They’re available in some stores, including New York’s Who’s Your Doggy?, a pet store in Fort Greene that is keeping track of which bags sell the most.
“Whoever sells the most will lose the Presidential election,” predicted the store’s manager, Julia Rosenfeld.
As of Monday afternoon, Patch.com in Fort Greene reported, Romney’s red poop bags were outselling their blue Democratic counterparts 24-8, according to a tally written on a dry erase board behind the store’s register.
“There’s been a little bit confusion among some customers because they see that Romney is winning. We have to explain that it’s people voting for Romney to pick up poop with,”Rosenfeld said. “We’re running out of Romney.”
Posted by jwoestendiek October 17th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, bags, biodegradable, dog, dogs, election, feces, fort greene, metro paws, new york, obama, pet, pets, political, political dog poop bags, poop, president, presidential, products, romney, smear campaign, waste, whos your doggy
An email campaign, aimed at ensuring dachshund killer Dudley Ramsay receive a full two-year sentence for fatally bashing his dog against a bathtub, failed to produce the intended result.
Ramsay was sentenced to just four months in prison on Friday by New York Judge Michael Gary.
Ramsay, of Fort Greene, was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty in March for disciplining the 5-month-old dog, named Junior, by smashing him against a bathtub, causing six fractured ribs and damage to the pup’s lungs and liver, according to The Brooklyn Paper. Then he waited several hours before taking the dog to a veterinary hospital, where he died.
An email campaign was launched after Ramsay’s conviction by Mike Szymanski, of Greenwood Heights, who owns three dachshunds and writes the Dachshund Examiner for Examiner.com.
“This is a tragedy,” said Szymanski, who noted Ramsay had freely admitted by then to killing another dachshund earlier. The sentence, he said, “is a fraction of what Ramsay certainly deserves. It was a slap on the wrist and showed that the judge didn’t care.”
A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said it received over 100 emails from pet owners across the country, demanding that Ramsay gets the maximum sentence. Deputy District Attorney Carol Moran pushed for the maximum sentence, the spokesman said, but the sentencing decision rested with the judge.
“People have to realize that Dachshund lovers can be way more radical than the Tea Party if we find out than an injustice has been done,” Szymanski said. “This is something that could cost this judge his office.”
Posted by jwoestendiek May 11th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animal cruelty, animals, bathtub, campaign, dachshund, dachshund examiner, district attorney, dudley ramsay, email, fort greene, gary, judge, killed, killer, light, michael, mike szymanski, new york, news, ohmidog!, pets, sentence
Laika, a Siberian husky “dog-napped” by a well-meaning passerby from the front of a Fort Greene shop where she was left tied last month, has inspired a new bill that would make dog-napping a crime in New York.
Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, who represents part of Fort Greene, wants to make sure pet-napping is taken seriously by the law, the New York Times reports.
Lentol’s media coordinator, Amy Z. Cleary said that under current law, stealing a dog is treated the same as stealing a VCR. Society, she said, has evolved to the point where a pet is considered a member of a family, and the assemblyman wants the law to reflect that, she said.
The bill aims to raise dog and cat-napping to a Class E felony with two years of jail time if convicted.
If a dog-napper aims to sell the animal for scientific research or for malicious purposes, such as for use in dog fighting, the crime would be upgraded to a Class D felony, under the bill, with four years of jail time if convicted.
The assemblyman is most concerned about those who would sell the animals for scientific research, Cleary said. The National Association for Biomedical Research says 97 percent of all animals used in lab tests come from breeders or lab animal dealers. About 66,000 dogs are used in scientific research yearly.
Some Internet commenters have expressed concern that the law could end up snagging animal rescuers, but Cleary said the assemblyman is working to address those concerns.
The couple who took Laika, Giusseppe Francis Leonardo and his wife, apparently thought she had been abandoned after she spent several hours tied up outside a shop. The dog was returned to its owner.
The Brooklyn Paper is taking credit for reuniting the elderly dog with her owner. Leonardo, who uses a wheelchair, confessed to taking the dog in the comments section of a story about the case. Surveillance video had captured images of a man in a wheelchair taking the dog.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 5th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: abandoned, dog-napping, dognapping, dogs, fort greene, laboratory, laika, law, legislation, new york, pet-napping, proposal, rescue, research, siberian husky, stolen, tied up