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Ear Cropping: Never Make Your Puppy Endure This Cruel Procedure, No Matter What

Legal is not the same as ethical and humane. There's no reason any dog should have to endure this agony. Yet it's highly popular, especially in these 18 breeds. Would you allow this to happen to a loved one? Hopefully not ... so don't make your puppy suffer either.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The Canadian province of British Columbia recently made it against the law to crop a dog’s ears for cosmetic purposes
  • Ear cropping is the surgical removal of about two-thirds of each ear, followed by several weeks or months of tightly taping the ears into an upright position
  • There is no defensible reason to perform the procedure for cosmetic purposes. There are, however, significant risks to the physical and psychological well-being of the dog

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