Haibo! Zoo faces controversy for painting dogs like a panda

Haibo! Zoo faces controversy for painting dogs like a panda

A zoo in China has sparked outrage after dyeing dogs to look like pandas...

Panda zoo dog
Panda zoo dog/ screenshot YouTube

In a shocking turn of events, a Chinese zoo has been accused of painting dogs black and white in a bid to fool zoo-goers into paying to see "pandas".

Zoo visitors were charged R51.26 for entrance to this faux panda exhibit. According to Chinese state media outlet The Global Times, lawyers said "inevitably the visitors will feel disappointed and deceived upon discovering the truth" about the exhibit.

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Take a look at this establishment accused of false advertising:  

This incident has circulated the net, making national headlines and sparking debate.  

A zoo spokesperson defended the panda exhibit by saying: "People also dye their hair. Natural dye can be used on dogs if they have long fur. There are no panda bears at the zoo and we wanted to do this as a result." (Jam Press)

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While the internet debates whether this is acceptable or not, only thing is certain... if you forked out money expecting a real panda and you don't get a real panda, then there is no doubt you will feel some type of way about it. 

Mzansi, don't get any ideas now!

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