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by Kevin Coupe

There have been stories lately about how horse meat ended up in beef meatballs. And stories about moose lasagne had to be pulled from the market because they found pork in it.

But these stories pall in comparison with another story from Europe about how one animal was not what it seemed to be.

In the UK, the Daily Mail reports about a guy in Argentina who was selling poodles for hundreds of pounds ... except that they weren't really poodles. They were, in fact, ferrets that had been pumped up on steroids. According to the story, the fraud originally was thought to fall into the "urban legend" category, but that in fact ferrets were given "steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle."

I'm beginning to wonder if we can trust anyone anymore...
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