“Number 100: Sold, to the gentleman from Lithuania for $200,000!” bellowed the auctioneer down the hall. Mackenzie knew she would go for more than that. She had trained for months to be a good pet, giving in to her master’s every whim. But he had tired of her and was more interested in some of his other playthings.

“Number 101: Sold to the Damascus group for $210,000!” Mackenzie laughed to herself. She figures she’ll go for $300k easily once the bidders see her pliable holes and servile attitude. “Up next, number 102!”