Controversial Cosmetic Pet Surgeries Spark Debate and Calls for Change in Canada

A petition campaign, #FlopNotCrop, in the UK is gaining traction with over 100,000 signatures, aiming to stop the illegal practice of ear cropping in dogs, which has seen a 621% increase in reports from 2015 to 2020. 

The cosmetic procedure, cutting off and taping a dog’s ears upright, remains illegal in the UK but continues due to lax regulations and celebrity endorsements. 

Tail docking, another controversial procedure, is also scrutinized. While some Canadian provinces have banned these practices, Ontario remains unregulated, raising concerns about animal welfare and unnecessary medical risks.

The American Kennel Club supports them, while the American Medical Association opposes them.

Source: Canadian Pets connection

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