- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
What is your opinion?
What is your opinion?
I have issues with both. It’s purely cosmetic, and I personally think it’s cruel to subject a live creature to pain without a good reason.
It would be one thing if there was a good reason for doing it, or if it improved the animals quality of life in some way, but just so it looks prettier or has a shorter tail? I just can’t get on board with that.
Edit: In my mind, I feel like doing this to your pet would be along the same lines as a parent forcing their child to have plastic surgery so they would be prettier.
I’m not really sure how to answer your poll. While I wouldn’t do either and don’t really get the cosmetic aspect of it, I don’t think it should be banned. I can kinda understand the ear cropping, my pups ears are really floppy and prone to getting stinky if we don’t clean them out regularly.
What an awful thing! I’ve never even heard of this, why do they do this? Because the owners think the animal looks better that way?
The only “change” I did to my cats was neuter/spay. I wouldn’t even think to declaw them.
I disagree with both they are both purely cosmetic.
I see the connection to the circumcision poll 😉
I had a rotty, and I never did know why they dock tails off them, but she came like that. I heard that they pin doberman’s ears because they tend to get ear infections if left down, but I could be completely wrong. If it’s for health reasons, I don’t mind them getting modifications, but if it’s purely cosmetics, I wouldn’t want to have anything done.
I can’t stand any of it. A lot of people crop the tails of dogs like ours (rat terrior), but that really jacks with their equalibrium and balance. I just think its cruel unless it is for health reasons.
🙁 We adopted our Pit Bull mix from the local SPCA. She was found at 10wks old in a dumpster with her tail broken half off but still hanging on. So the SPCA had to cut it off. 🙁
It’s disgusting that someone would intentionally do that to a poor defenseless animal.
Ear cropping I believe to be totally unnecessary. Tail docking should be done only on a medically needed basis (i.e. happy tail syndrome) or if the dog is actively working and the tail will pose a threat or could easily be injured in the line of work.
Cropping and docking for pure cosmetic reasons should not be done and has no point.
Fiance dog has his tail docked, but he came like that. Fiance said that their tails are really strong and they knock stuff over… Doesn’t really seem like a good reason
@tinylittlebird: Thanks for the explanation, that’s horrible 🙁 SIL has a pitbull but with a full tail.
I see the connection with the circumcision thread too, but I’m all for yes on that one and all for no on this one. Man clipping = yes. Animal clipping = no. Guess I equate that one to the animal neuter/spay in my head, maybe not “natural” but just the right thing to do. There are 30million plus males in my country, every single one of them circumcsized, yet I have yet to see one that says “I wish they hadn’t done this to me”. I think the dog with the clipped ears or tail would feel differently.
We have a Boxer and his tail is docked but his ears aren’t cropped. I’ve never ever seen a Boxer with a tail… Either way its completely unecessary.
I am ok with it if it has a purpose and is done at a very young age, such as dew claws at 3 days old… a lot of times something like this will avoid an even worse future painful injury.
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