ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two national retailers have pulled a Halloween prop that many are finding offensive.
Monday night we received tips on our Facebook page that Walmart and Sears were selling a "Dead Dog Prop." Walmart called the $126.39 prop suitable "for all occasions" and included in the description, "You have seen bloody road kill, this is bloody road kill. Foam filled latex prop of a skinned dog with large tire track squished through its mid torso, chain attached for dragging purposes."
PHOTOS: 'Dead Dog Prop' pulled from retailer websites
Of the three comments posted in the reviews section, all were negative.
"Just the idea is repulsive!" said Eva1984.
"I cannot imagine the sick mind that conceived it, let alone why someone made the decision to sell it," said Stlouisdoglover.
NewsChannel 5's Tracy Clemons reached out to Walmart and Sears for comment. Both retailers have removed the item from their websites.
"We were very unhappy to see that this item got onto our site through one of our Marketplace retailers. We quickly began the process of removing it from the site and it is no longer available. We are following up with the Marketplace retailer to ensure this doesn't happen again, and we apologize that the item ever appeared," said Ravi Jariwala, media relations spokesperson for Walmart.
"The item is a third-party Sears Marketplace product that does not abide with our guidelines and has been removed," said Brian Hanover, director of public relations for Sears Holdings.
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