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1 posted on 02/11/2012 7:52:16 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


2 posted on 02/11/2012 7:53:11 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I wouldn’t want to do it to my dogs.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 7:56:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Altariel

Don’t crop the ears but they’ll sell you a $2,000 MRI for yer dogs ear ache.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 8:00:38 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

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.


5 posted on 02/11/2012 8:03:07 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Altariel
canines, who have no say in the matter.

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.

6 posted on 02/11/2012 8:06:26 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: Altariel

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?


7 posted on 02/11/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Altariel
working Dobermans have their ears cropped so they can't be grabbed onto...
8 posted on 02/11/2012 8:46:44 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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9 posted on 02/11/2012 8:52:01 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Altariel

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.


17 posted on 02/11/2012 9:24:17 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Altariel

What about human piercings? Isn’t that mutilation on a wholesale level?


18 posted on 02/11/2012 10:12:12 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Altariel

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2012 1:33:41 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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