is a process where ears are removed or surgically altered.
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
These procedures primary include tail docking and 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.
In July, the nation's largest chain of animal hospitals, with more than 730 locations and 2,000 veterinarians, announced that it will no longer perform ear cropping
, tail docking, or devocalization on dogs.
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.
Here's a headline to gladden canine hearts everywhere, especially breeds that would rather their ears and tails remain the way nature intended: "AVMA opposes cosmetic ear cropping
and tail docking of dogs" (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol.
While I do agree that ear cropping
is purely cosmetic, and should probably be banned, I strongly disagree about your position on dewclaw removal.