This actually made me laugh uncontrollably when I first read it. I mean come on seriously? Turns out a certain number of Japanese women were sold sheep as poodles by a company called Poodles as Pets, and didn’t realise their dogs weren’t too kosher until a Japanese actress discovered that her own poddle lacked the rk to its ba on TV.
“Thousands of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles.
Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories, available at $1,600 each.”
Full story here – Poodle scam
Also the Stippy site has a more in depth look at the story here.
UPDATE – just found this link which proves the story to be a hoax! Which really isn’t too surprising, and while this story does perpetuate the stereotype of the crazy Japanese it was funny if only for a day. Ah well I’m sure there’s something true that is equally as hilarious happening somewhere right now.