Martina_L

Thieves are stealing family dogs in Thailand to sell to leather manufacturers in China and Vietnam. Dog scrotums are highly prized for golf gloves. That's not even the weirdest thing people use dogs for.

So No. 1 is dog scrotums -- from PETS! Yes there are stray dogs, but pets are easier to catch. I am an avid dog lover and have two dogs of my own. I found it extraordinarily strange... but in some weird, sick way not surprised.

I wouldn't buy dog scrotum gloves. If mine turned out to be dog leather, I'd throw them away and do some research to never make that mistake again. Mine say genuine leather. Does that mean there's nothing synthetic, or it's genuine cow leather? My golf glove is extraordinarily soft. Now every time I swing the ball I'm going to hear "ARFFF!" in my head.

No. 2: The article also said dog hides are prized for drum heads.

No. 3 Dog meat is currently consumed in China, Korea, Vietnam and Switzerland -- that's right Switzerland. The rural Swiss cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen have a tradition of eating dog ham, dog sausage and dog bacon.

No. 4 Some people use dog yarn to make sweaters and crafts.