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Wait…it’s not as bad as it sounds…Did you ever see the movie Alivestarring Ethan Hawke back in the early 1990’s? If not, let me give you a quick summary:
In 1972 a chartered plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby squad and various family members crashed in the Andes. The real-life against-all-odds odyssey made worldwide headlines when it became known that the survivors ate their own dead to survive.
Our story today is similar to the movie Alive. Two pugs were abandoned by their owners when the owners both decided to take their own lives. The dogs had to fend for themselves for several days and eventually their instincts kicked in. They resorted to eating the only thing in the house that they could to survive — the bodies of their owners. Check out this video for a little more information:
As the video mentions these dogs have been evaluated. Here’s a short quote from the video:
“They have no food aggression. They have no aggression toward people. They don’t have aggression toward other dogs. They don’t have any affiliation issues,”
One other point that I thought was interesting was how she mentioned that as your body decomposes the smell changes to the point where you no longer smell like “Pam” or in my case “Colby” and instead you just smell like another decomposing animal. So, I wonder if that means that the two pugs really didn’t know they were eating they’re owners, but instead just thought they were feasting on some rotting animal flesh.
An interesting story and headline. They look like great dogs in the video and hopefully they get adopted soon.
Here’s a link to the full my fox story on the dogs who ate their owners.
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