A Florida man has been accused of cropping his dogs' ears while they were fully awake and posting videos of the "procedures" to Facebook. Ear cropping is already a form of unnecessary mutilation for purely selfish and aesthetic purposes that does not benefit dogs in any way. But by not administering anesthetic before trimming the dogs ears, this person was clearly engaging in textbook animal abuse.
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Imagine going in for surgery and being completely awake with no numbing medication used on you - it would be absolutely horrifying, and one of the most painful things you ever experienced. That's exactly what happened to these innocent dogs.
The terrifying video depicts over a dozen dogs getting the procedure done while fully awake and with no part of their body numbed. In the footage, dogs can be seen whimpering in fear and crying during the mutilation. Luckily, all 17 dogs at the accused man's house were removed from the premises.
While this is an obviously egregious case of animal abuse, we can all help protect dogs by pledging to never mutilitate them in this way. By cropping your dogs ears, you are maintaining a culture of harm towards animals - one that prioritizes the way they look over the way they feel. Dogs' bodies do not exist for us to shape however we'd like them to, and we can help protect our furry friends by refusing to participate in this form of aesthetic mutilation. Sign now to pledge that you will not crop your dogs' ears!