Piercing Cats Nets Cruelty Charges
Read this article.
Am I dreaming? Animal cruelty charges for piercing cats and removing their tails?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s absolutely stupid to pierce your cat or make its tail fall off. Stupid. But…
Tails are removed from dogs ALL THE TIME. How is this any different? How is piercing “cruel” but spaying and neutering aren’t? How is sticking a needle through a cat’s ear cruel, but declawing (cutting off it’s first joint, like amputating part of your finger) isn’t? I think that putting a ring in a cats ear is MUCH more humane than cutting its genitals off, although this practice is encouraged by the same authorities who have charged these folks.
Do a search for pictures of declawing surgery and then tell me that piercing is cruel.