A universally accepted indicator of economic prosperity is whoring your dog up to look like something it’s not. A clown, a policeman, a baby sheep. The possibilities are endless. According to this CNN article, the Chinese have started painting their pets to look like pandas and tigers. Judging by the pictures, the results are adorable. It seems like just yesterday dogs were a delicacy in a generally poor diet, and yet now they are a cherished part of the family. Cherished so much they need to be physically altered to resemble animals that weren’t regularly eaten until last year.
China, welcome to being the world’s #2 economy.