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Something different, regarding animals, not kids...

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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Ear cropping...what are your thoughts? Pro-cropping? Anti-cropping? Reason for your stance?

I am generally against ear cropping. In general, it is pointless, painful, and has no benefit. The only logical exception, in my humble opinion, is hunting dogs. I realize that long ears can be hurt by brush or prey and can kind of understand this reasoning, but I don't hunt so it doesn't really apply to my dogs.
What are your thoughts?
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Anti
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KelissaMaye
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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I do not agree with ear cropping. I think it's cruel.
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CampClan
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

indifferent. I have a yorkie mix who doesn't even have his tail cropped! But he came that way & I wouldn't change him for nothing!

0Kit0
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I don't like it. Seems useless to me. I've seen bad situations. But when you think of what people do to their own bodies for appearance ,what they will do to dogs is not surprising.
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ElitestJen
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I'm not a fan.

JayeC2
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

horrible.  don't do it.  If, for some reason, you absolutely feel the need, don't let some backyard butcher do it. You wouldn't believe the number of botched crops we deal with.....

 If you wouldn't consider cropping your own ears, I don't think you should consider cropping a dog's ears.

egyptian_mommy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Anti. Unless there's an extenuating circumstance, and I don't mean just for the look.
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vickiheitzler
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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Anti, there is no point for doing it and it is cruel.
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clemmy
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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Ear cropping and tail docking are both WRONG. Hounds like beagles are hunting dogs, and they don't get their ears cropped, the long ears as they drag near the ground actually help fine-tune their tracking, it helps contain the smell/sounds so they can follow it better...


Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I didn't know about that until on here. I don't think its nessisary and just seems a little cruel.
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