VIDEO: “Is it cruel to cut off a dog’s tail?” “(January 2022)


Buying a dog is a choice, but it is the worst possible choice. Buy from a breeder– who could be anyone from a puppy mill owner in another state at a local “backyard” breeder sell dogs on Craigslist to your neighbor who forget neutering their now pregnant female dog, when millions of dogs need a safe and loving home is a deadly decision fueling the pet overpopulation crisis. Dog breeders know it, but they don’t want you to know it. Too bad for them, then, that PETA is exposing everything.

1. Tail docking and ear trimming

Don’t be fooled by the euphemisms breeders use for mayhem, like “docking” and “cropping.”

“Is it cruel to cut off a dog’s tail?” ” YES. Dogs “talk” with their tails. They use them for balance. Tail docking is usually done when the puppies are only a few days old, without anesthetic to numb the pain. This is a common practice among breeders, who typically subject specific dog breeds to tortured amputation. A secret PETA investigation revealed that the owner of a Michigan puppy farm cut and twisted the puppies’ tails with forceps and cut their dewclaws (which contain bones, like human thumbs) with a nail clipper all without pain relief. and all this while the puppies were screaming in agony. His mother could do nothing but watch helplessly.

Dog with infected cropped ears

“Why would you cut off a dog’s ears?” The answer is, you shouldn’t. But some breeders cut dogs’ ears anyway, often without pain relief and usually when they are only 8 to 12 weeks old, when the trauma of the procedure can take a heavy psychological toll on them. The process of cutting off parts of dogs’ ears or gluing and re-gluing them to force the remaining stumps to stand upright can be agonizing and dangerous. PETA and Animal Control got involved after an animal advocate reported seeing this pit bull puppy – who had crusty, bloody and infected ears from an apparent ear trimming procedure – confined to a Virginia court without any shelter. In another case, a breeder who performed painful ear trimming procedures on dogs using razor blades and sold the puppies to famous customers was convicted of animal cruelty.

2. Prohibit dogs from potentially life-saving surgeries

Sterilize and sterilize dogs don’t mean new puppies, but for breeders that means no profit, and using dog breeding for profit is what defines a breeder.


There are many important benefits to spaying or neutering, and breeders deny any dogs they fall victim to, proving that they care more about profit than animal welfare. Benefits include reduced risk for dogs of developing testicular cancer or ovarian and uterine cancer and other diseases, breast cancer and pyometra (which Nina, pictured here, suffered from before. the intervention of our staff from our mobile clinic, performing free sterilization surgery which would have (can cost up to $ 1,500 in a private veterinary clinic), which are often life threatening and require surgery and a expensive treatment. Neutering also prevents more unwanted dogs from being born in a world already teeming with abandoned animals, reducing the number of dogs dumped on the streets or needing to be euthanized in shelters. And it can reduce or eliminate behaviors such as aggression, urine tagging, and the propensity of male dogs to roam or fight, preventing potential injury and premature death.

3. Exploit motherhood

Breeders force dogs to breed repeatedly, including through artificial insemination, producing litter after litter, and then snatching their puppies from them. Those who keep bulldogs have often forcibly inseminated females because their hips are too narrow to allow them to mate, and French bulldog mothers have to give birth by cesarean section because their hips are too small for the puppies’ large heads to pass through the birth canal.

female dogs used for breeding are bred over and over again until they can no longer produce puppies, in which case they are sold or sometimes killed. During this Michigan Jack Russell Terrier breeding operation, a PETA investigator observed that lactating dogs and their puppies were confined in wooden boxes with urine-soaked straw inside a shelter. stinky and cluttered car.

This female dog surrounded by her hungry puppies was observed at Nielsen Farms, a puppy mill in Kansas, by a PETA investigator who worked there for months and documented that the female dogs went crazy over the isolation and loneliness , spinning frantically in their little cages and pacing endlessly back and forth, their only way to face their despair.

4. A fetish for “pure lines”

Flattened muzzles, abnormally shaped skulls, elongated back –breeders producing more and more dogs to match supposedly desired appearances or to be status symbols, even at the to the detriment of the health and life of dogs.

Dogs don’t care about bloodlines, but breeders do. They believe that dogs with pedigrees reign supreme and they go to great lengths to produce these unnatural designer breeds. Rottweilers, for example, have an unusually high incidence of bone cancer. Dalmatians are genetically predisposed to deafness. French Bulldogs (like this one, which was killed when its owner allegedly raised it and then paid a fake vet $ 650 to perform an illegal home Caesarean section) can barely breathe because they are purposefully bred to have a face flat. Breeders are fully aware of these genetic issues, but they remain steadfast in their obsession with ‘breeds’.

5. Fueling the crisis of overpopulation

With millions of dogs, both “purebred” and mutts, already in need of a home, each puppy sold by a breeder means a lost opportunity for a dog waiting in a shelter for a loving family to come home.

Breeders like the owner of JRT John’s Jack Russell Terriers, who brings puppies to a country that is already teeming with around 70 million homeless dogs and cats struggling to survive – can’t count on them to do the right thing, which means it’s imperative that dogs and other animals can always rely on the rest of us to adopt .


Here’s another reason dog breeding is cruel: When dogs are treated as a commodity and a source of income, corners are often cut to maximize profits. In some farms, breeders keep dogs in poor living conditions, isolate them and deny them the necessary veterinary care. PETA’s Own Secret Investigation into Michigan’s Hellish Breeding JRT John’s Jack Russell Terriers revealed the continued and relentless suffering of the dogs that are bred and sold to the public. Our investigator documented that dozens of frenzied, drenched Jack Russell Terriers are confined to cramped outdoor enclosures and left to shiver in the freezing cold 24/7 without adequate protection from single-digit wind chills. Dogs’ water freezes every day.

When the PETA investigator removed the ice for them and gave them some cold water, the kennel owner said to stop him because it was “not necessary”! When they were finally given water, the dogs drank immediately, even for over a minute.

One afternoon, the PETA investigator found a lone dog dead in his kennel. The owner of the farm had no idea the dog was dead. Apparently he hadn’t checked his dozens of animals since the day before.

The PETA investigator found this dead dog in a kennel with leaves and straw in its mouth. In the 11 weeks our investigator worked at JRT John’s Jack Russell Terriers, they never saw the kennel owner touch any of the dogs housed outside except to pick up this dead dog.

PETA’s cruelty officers can attest to the fact that the tragic conditions our investigators observed at JRT John’s Jack Russell Terriers and Nielsen Farms are typical of the hundreds of ranching operations in the Midwest and other parts of the country. country, as well as “backyard” breeders, like those who have bred Teetee (below) on several occasions.

This neglected dog named Teetee has been bred time and time again and her puppies have been sold for a meager profit despite offers from PETA to spay her for free.

Laws designed to regulate dog breeding offer little protection and are often poorly enforced.

Please never support the cruelty of dog breeding

Your role in ending the suffering caused by JRT owner John’s Jack Russell Terriers and other breeders is simple: Never buy an animal– always adopt instead. Please share this important plea with your family, friends and other followers.

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