Retailers remove dead-dog novelty item after complaints

Explanations from Walmart, Sears, and Amazon all pleaded ignorance of the item, which mimics roadkill.

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Those emotions can range from pure joy (think of kitten videos) to absolute rage.

A few high-profile retailers have pushed the “absolute rage” button.

The targets of animal lovers’ ire are Sears, Walmart, and On their respective sites a third-party vendor posted an item called “Dead Dog Prop.”

It is exactly what it sounds like: “Foam filled latex prop of a skinned dog with a large tire track squished through its mid torso. Chain attached for dragging purposes. You have seen bloody road kill, this is bloody road kill,” according to the description.

This is a piece of foam, mind you. Not an actual animal.

Each company saw its share of negative Facebook posts (some choice samples of which you can find on the Consumerist website).

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