Simona, Kali dog’s human, sent me this photo of a dog dealer’s shop in Kathmandu.
She says that the the shop usually has little fuzzy bichon/poodle-type dogs available in the store, but you can order a golden retriever or German shepherd pup from the store’s catalog.
This is Nepal, a country that occasionally has a Maoist government take over (through elections of all things), but they allow this bit bourgeois decadence to go on.
And don’t be smug.
You can still find shops like this in the US, and at one time, they were very commonplace. As recently as 20 years ago, every pet store sold puppies.
And we still have mass-production facilities for puppies.
It’s just in Nepal, it’s still politically correct.