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November 29, 2006

Obese Dog Sends Owners to Court

Two brothers in the UK are facing criminal prosecution for allowing their Labrador to gain so much weight that "vets said nine-year-old Rusty...looked like a walrus.'' They've been charged with "causing unnecessary suffering.'' It's a rarely-brought charge that certainly seems appropriate in this case. This dog, according to the British press, weighs "11 stone.'' One stone equals 14 pounds. Do the math: A 158-pound freakin' LABRADOR!  I can't even picture such a creature. If you want to read more, click here for the BBC.

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