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I’m still wondering about the ethics of dying pets (I saw them on a market stall in Malaysia)…
Ok, the dye might not be harmful, but imagine the trauma of being dyed bright pink??

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It all started when I was about 8 when my brother received a camera as a present. It fascinated me, and a year later, I won a basic camera for holiday work at school. The virus was inoculated.
I had my first SLR 18 years ago, went staight for the darkroom at Uni but decided that staying up all nights was not a good idea so I restricted myself to only taking photos after a while. I quickly jumped on the digital bandwagon and loved it straight away..

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  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 6 years ago

    Don’t know about the coloring thing but you’ve captured him in his surprised look so well.

  • Thanks! :)

    – Cvail73

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    he probably picks up more chicks that way…they look healthy enough..which i suppose is important..but then what kind of people buy them? I would be worried that it could just attract people who think that because they are pink they are cool..and they soon lose interest in the animal itself. (bit like a fad). Hopefully not. i would find it hard to sell on animals..i would like to beleive that they are all going to great homes. :))

  • Ah ah ah i love your comment,! maybe he does get more chick!
    Apparently they are very popular, I do hope they go to good homes and don’t get dropped when losing their colour…

    – Cvail73

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    hey Christelle…i haven’t ever seen this dyed pets before, and had no idea of the trend…
    i love what sal said…he picks up more chicks that way…lol….but yeah, i think it’s very unecessary and probably harmful knowing the ammonia in such products and how it affects the lungs and can be dangerous to unborn babies…..so i imagine it could certainly shorten the life of a little mouse :(
    - great shot….looks like he’s about to give you a wave!! :D

  • Hi Karin!
    I was quite shocked at first glance, why would anyone want to dye animals???. Come to think of it it’s definitely not as bad as genetically modified mice that end up glowing in the dark. Still.
    I asked the guy who was selling them, he said he did not know how they were died, he just bought them like that. He said: humans dye their hair, why not animals.
    Hum, maybe because animals don’t want to?

    – Cvail73

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    lol…oh that last bit cracked me up!! :D

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    How nice :))

  • Imagine what it could be like with your skills with these little creatures!!! :))

    – Cvail73

  • LostGod
    LostGodover 6 years ago

    have you seen those glow in the dark mice?

  • Only on photos, they did not have them there, thought they could have as it was a night market ;)

    – Cvail73

  • bchrisdesigns
    bchrisdesignsover 6 years ago

    shut up!!!! THIS IS REAL? i am down for the pink one. will totally give it a mohawk and name it “Tiny”.

  • Cvail73
    Cvail73over 6 years ago

    Well, be quick, they’re already in production ;)!! yup, real!

  • LostGod
    LostGodover 6 years ago

    At least the don`t have an ear grafted on thier back :P

  • Cvail73
    Cvail73over 6 years ago

    or 3 heads, yeah… genetically modified animal exposed to radiations, anything worse possible?

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