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Rise in ear cropping in the UK

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by kimthecat, Feb 9, 2021.


  1. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Shocked at this as its now illegal.

    https://dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/2021/02/09/couple-banned-from-keeping-pets-after-cropping-pups-ears/


    A couple from Warwickshire have been banned for life from keeping animals after admitting to having the ears of their three puppies – Khaleesi, Nymeria, and Enemy – cropped in an illegal operation.

    The news comes right after the RSPCA released figures showing “a 621% increase in the number of reports of ear cropping and cropped ears made to the animal welfare charity in the last six years”, and renewed calls to ban the importation of dogs with cropped ears from abroad.

    Ear cropping is illegal in illegal in England and Wales under Section 5 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and has been outlawed in England since 1899, but is still being carried out illegally. On Friday 29 January, the body of a young puppy was found dumped with crudely cropped, infected ears and a broken neck; it is suspected he may have been killed after becoming ill following the mutilation.
     
  2. picaresque

    picaresque Mongrelist

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    It’s an alarming trend and I fear there are many more bully breeders in the UK doing backstreet ear cropping jobs. Wannabe tough guys are going nuts for this breed and the ears are part of the image. Pure trash.
     
  3. Cleo38

    Cleo38 PetForums VIP

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    Unfortunately am not surprised. I've seen various pics on social media of f*ckwit 'celebrities' showing of their dogs with cropped ears so probably their idiotic followers will also want this look with their dogs. Vile :(
     
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  4. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Couple of cropped dogs in my area, although not bull breeds and have the 'look' of overseas rescue.
     
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    tabelmabel Banned

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    This is on the rise in Scotland too with some tragic deaths reported as a result. And a prosecution too i believe
     
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    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    :eek: That awful and dumb!. :mad:

    @tabelmabel :(
     
  7. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    That is a problem of not knowing the story behind the dog. There is a petition going round started by Jordan Shelly to stop dogs with cropped ears being imported to the UK unless they are rescued dogs .
     
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