Just look at that pathetic doggie, all wet, and trapped inside a watery compartment that must look to him like a torture chamber. That's the Dog-o-Matic, the dog-washing brainchild of French entrepreneur Romain Jarry, who's seen some success with the vending machine in France, and plans to spread it to the U.K. next year.

The notion of spending up to $47 a pop to lock your dog into an automatic waterboarding device might be just fine in Europe, but surely this couldn't be a success in the dog-worshiping United States. Here, the dogs' owners would probably insist on joining the pitiful pooch inside that Dog-o-Matic. Try putting a cat in there and see what happens.

Says the inventor about his dog washing vending machine, "It doesn't take long to wash the dog — usually a few minutes. The longest part is the drying. The dogs don't seem to get bored. They just sit there and they come out clean." Good luck with that.

Via Daily Mail