Others, such as Great Danes, undergo ear cropping to make the ears stand up.
Some believe that ear cropping lowers the risk of ear infections, but dogs most prone to this condition, such as poodles and cocker spaniels, do not have cropped ears.
OK, so maybe branding and ear cropping
are beyond the pale.
Areas highlighted by the council include restriction on exhibiting and trading dogs and cats and also non-curative surgical interventions--such as ear cropping
After lengthy pontificating on their own "humaneness," the council made the declawing option for owners of destructive cats a crime, totally ignoring the cruel cosmetic practices of tail docking and ear cropping
of dogs, which is illegal in much of Europe and other countries.
A pet may now be subjected to ear cropping
, liposuction, Botox, eyebrow correction, a skin graft or a face peel.
The report for veterinarians covers veterinary malpractice, disciplinary decisions, non-compete agreements, tail docking, ear cropping
and other veterinary procedures, ownership vs.
to give the Dobermans the "Doberman" look is expensive but not painful, as it is done under anesthetic.
Further, surgical treatments to which the ASPCA is opposed, such as tail docking, ear cropping
and declawing are not covered, aligning with their mission of preventing cruelty to animals in the name of aesthetic 'enhancement.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board voted to strengthen association policy on two practices common in certain breeds of dogs -- ear cropping and tail docking.
The revised AVMA policy states: "The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes.
When legislation becomes necessary for such issues as declawing or ear cropping
, there is no doubt it should be conducted by the California State Legislature within the confines of the Veterinary Practice Act.