In celebration of the release of Awkward Family Pet Photos, the Huffington Post showed off some bizarre photos from the book. Some are humorous, but others are interesting in a way the photograph subjects may not have intended. Here’s my take:

This couple could pose for the cover of a follow-up to Melanie Joy’s book Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows — only this one would be called Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Everybody Else. This couple perfectly illustrates our confused ideas about animals–cuddle your dog while draping yourself in the skins of 20 or so foxes— your dog’s close relatives.

Kids and baby animals–what could be a cuter match? Oh wait, is that a gun in the photo? And is that girl decked out in a hunting camo party dress? It looks as if little Kaitlyn’s parents can’t wait for the day when she’s able to slaughter and gut those fuzzy ducklings cavorting around the studio. All together everybody: Awwwwww ….

The recent tragedy in Zanesville shed some light on the exotic pet industry. Ever wonder who these people are?



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dalton Reither
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 20:14:17

    is it too delayed to say jinx?


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