Giant pandas are adorable, but faux pandas? Not so much. When Italian police recently seized two from the Orfei Circus, the problem wasn’t possession of an endangered species; they turned out to be dyed Chow-Chow puppies passed off as panda cubs. Animal activists alerted police after volunteers spotted the unusual-looking animals. A close look revealed the panda lookalikes had been painted. The dogs were healthy, but had watery eyes–the result, police believe, of exposure to too many camera flashes. Chow-chows are Martha Stewart’s favorite breed, but dying dogs? Probably not a project she would feature on her craft show.