I wouldn’t want to do it to my dogs.
Don’t crop the ears but they’ll sell you a $2,000 MRI for yer dogs ear ache.
My parents had a Doberman with cropped ears. The surgery really wasn’t a big deal. Dobies “true” ears tend to hand down and they can have issues with mites/infection. Our Dobie (after the surgery) never had an ear infection or any other problem. IMHO, a Dobie looks far more regal with the ears done and their tails cropped.
Well by all means let's give dogs the vote. We have gay 'marriage,' why not canine suffrage? No doubt PETA would be on board. Occupy Animal Hospitals!
Similar bans have been enacted in Newfoundland and Labrador, and many European countries.
Ah those forward-thinking European countries. Are those the same ones now breathing through a fiscal reed as their welfare states plunge farther into the ocean of red ink? My but they are clever.
A blogger somewhere has termed stories - and the logical fallacies they rely on such as the Appeal To Majority as demonstrated here - as 'churnalism.' It's a perfect word to describe the lazy, one-sided writing that fails to deliver news without delivering a sermon.
If you did ask your dog, he would probably say, “Yes master!” because a dog views his owner as a god. After all, if your God asked you to...ummm....clip the foreskin off your penis, you’d do it, right?
Animal rights people always claim to speak for the animals, but they assign human motivations to the animal first. They claim that this is mutilation, but then demand spaying and neutering because that is convenient to THEM. No one asks the dog or cat? (And I think spaying and neutering is a MUST!)
And if a government is going to outlaw ear modification for dogs, then does that government employ any police dogs?? Who asked the dog if he wants to go in harm’s way, ride around in the police car all day, risk injury chasing 200 pound criminals, etc?
I have a Doberman... She has the ears and tail the Good Lord gave her. I have been a dog owner my whole life with three of ‘em now. This one is special.
What about human piercings? Isn’t that mutilation on a wholesale level?
Tail docking is also banned in some of the EU. I showed a dock tail breed (in the US and I know there has been talk about it here as well. I suspect it will eventually happen.