Ear cropping is a painful, disfiguring process for dogs, it is a senseless surgery. Ear cropping and tail docking in dogs for cosmetic reasons are whether medically indicated nor of benefit to the patient. These procedures are accompanied by inherent risks of anesthesia, blood loss, and infection. Ear cropping is a cruel process that has to be stopped! It is ridiculous to perform medically unnecessary ear cropping procedures that simply perpetuate the image that dogs are fashion accessories.
Many dogs have gone absolutely head crazy and developed lifelong seizures, or an instant awareness to touches after ear cropping.
After ear cropping, dogs suffer from a phantom pain around the scars until the end of their life (!), what may cause serious behavioral problems.
In the forced 21st century, ear cropping of dogs is no longer necessary and is at the present a matter of human ego status seeking. If ears are too large, too heavy, too inadequately placed on a head, it should not suffice to be able to just crop ears half off and then state, "Now we have a show dog. Oh, how exclusive!"
Ear cropping and tail docking is not a proof of love!
Ear cropping is not being taught in most of the veterinary colleges. The majority of those vets who do crop do a horrible job! Far worse are those owners of puppy mills who just whack off ears and tails on baby puppies. These results fill pet shops!
Practice of Dogs Ear cropping
There is NO proven medical benefit for ear cropping on dogs. There is no scientifically proof that it will cut down the risk of ear infections by increasing ventilation of the ear canal. Keeping the dog ears clean from dirt and debris is the job of every dog owner, it is basic dog grooming, regardless if the dog is cropped or un-cropped.
Most dog breeders practice ear cropping to successfully competing in the show ring. However, ears do not determine the quality of a dog. If a dog is good, he will have the same chance any other dog has. Natural eared dogs can -and do- win championships.
Ear cropping dogs will inhibit dogs interactions with other dogs. Dogs communicate with each other, using ears and tails, and ear cropping affects these communication signals. Ear placements and tail presence are as much a part of a dogs ability to react to each other as our languages to us.
We have to make our views known and put pressure on those who think that ear cropping dogs makes dogs more attractive.
Go to dog shows and pet shops and express your thoughts, let dog breeders and pet stores know how you feel. Help to stop ear cropping, needlessly performed on thousands of dogs each week.
Refuse buying dogs with cropped ears and docked tail!
Many countries already outlaw dog ear cropping. How much longer will it take to make ear cropping illegal in Indonesia? When will humans rewrite dog breeds standards, and breed dogs with normal heads that do not require defacement to win trophies - or to bring more profit.