I just read an article in a foreign newspaper (written in another language so I cannot scan it and post it here). However the source of this article is our DEA. So I went on DEA news website and found the information provided in English. Everyone should know about this. If you think painting fish is terrible, wait till you hear this story. I can't believe what people are willing to do for money. And how blinded they are by money, and how insensitive to animal suffering. Whenever I think that "I just have found out some terrible news", there's always other news ahead, worse than the previous one(s). Where does it all end? Guess who they use as "mules" to smuggle drugs from Colombia to U.S.A.? Puppies, small Labrador puppies. They cut their bellies and implant packages with drugs inside of them. Then close the bellies up and they fly these puppies to New York via regular passenger airplanes. They have smuggled many kilograms of drugs this way, worth millions of dollars. When the puppies are in the US, they cut their bellies open and remove the packages. Then they kill the puppies and throw them out in garbage cans. I can't even write about this anymore ... :'( They all deserve to get a life sentence in prison. I leave the rest to you. Here is the article: http://www.dea.gov/pubs/pressrel/pr020106.html EDIT (August 28, 2007): Hello everyone, once again. This is a very old thread but we have many new members now. I thought I'd post something here so that it would come up on the top of the board again. I want as many people as possible to know about this horrible animal cruelty.