I know times are hard but trying to pass a dog off as a lion!

#2
Their restaurants have been passing cats and dogs off for ever.
 
#3
The weird thing is it was the keeper's own dog, brought in to take the place of the real lion which was on a breeding programme with another zoo. I can just imagine the keeper going home the night the lion was moved, thinking over and over "what are we going to do now?" and petting his dog - petting, petting... eureka!
 
#4
Read this story earlier, almost smiled, then remembered I'm a miserable cunt and thought "Is there fuck-all real news these days?".
 
#6
This somehow reminds me of a British Prime Minister passed off as a socialist with a concern for the nation.

The Chinese did well to spot their imposter so quickly.
 
#7
The South Wales Borderers had a dog called Lion. He survived Isandlwana but croaked in Kilkenny a few years later.
 
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The weird thing is it was the keeper's own dog, brought in to take the place of the real lion which was on a breeding programme with another zoo. I can just imagine the keeper going home the night the lion was moved, thinking over and over "what are we going to do now?" and petting his dog - petting, petting... eureka!
I think it goes a bit deeper than that, attempting to pass off rats as snakes shows a certain ingenuity especially in a country that is well known for rat eating.

What next, Yorkshire Terriers as Pygmy Wolves?
 

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#9
I have seen a picture maybe a decade ago of (iirc) a middle-American bar owner who had his long-haired golden retriever (or something similar) cut to leave the shaggy mane, paws, etc of a lion and it was frighteningly realistic. He didn't get much trouble from strangers as I recall.
 
#11
Yet another example of how the Chinese have no qualms about screwing over anyone in that jolly cheeky chappy oriental don't give a fuck about you attitude ... Bless.
 
#12
Before you know it, they'll be forcing other countries to import illegal drugs for the profit of their own merchants.

Nah, no country would ever be that unprincipled.
 
#14
Shanzhai is just capitalism without the comfy insulation. You want to see the free market in tooth and claw? Go to China, the world's most intensely competitive market.

I'd love to send our own deregulation fanatics there to run a business under local conditions. I'm not sure whether they would shit themselves or leg it back to the safety of the 'burdensome regulation' back home first.
 
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