- Posted September 17, 2013 by
Mission Viejo, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Walmart profiting off dead dogs
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Considering the backlash that Walmart received over the firing of employee Carla Cheney, it seems baffling that such a gruesome item, a dog that has been run over and killed, could possibly make it to the online store. It's not immediately known why they would choose to include such a grotesque item in such poor taste.
The item description is given as: 'You have seen bloody road kill, this is bloody road kill, Foam filled latex prop of a skinned dog with a large tire track squished through its mid torso, Chain attached for dragging purposes, Box Dimensions (in Inches), Length : 36, 00, Width : 21, 00, Height : 10, 00 SKU: MC740043"
The item can be seen here: http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix;jsessionid=B92EA9CF3C7EA124D610F9C0C9A8055B#ip/27714029
Perhaps most offensive of all is the description of the item stating that it has a "chain for dragging purposes". The typical animal that is commonly described as "Road Kill" has not been dragged on a chain but has been hit by a car while crossing the road. Nor are animals found by the side of the road typically skinned.
While Walmart's business practices are often described as shady, hideous and unfair, this item in the "Costumes for all Occasions" section of their website takes the company to an all new low. Animal lovers already had enough to dislike about the big box retailer after the firing of Cheney in July and now they've got even more to be angry about.