The Day Freedom of Choice Disappeared.
In view of New Zealand deciding to succumb to politically motivated opinions we seem to have a tail docking law against ALL SHORT TAIL DOG OWNERS/BREEDERS. I can only wonder when banning of pedigree dogs will follow.
Sounds far fetched, maybe, but I, for one would never have imagined tail docking to be stopped. Having bred many Rottweilers and docked all their tails without ONE issue, ever, at the time of docking, or in the many years that followed. I still own a docked tail Rottie from one of my litters and she suffers zero, zilch, nil from her procedure. She does state emphatically though, that she will not have long tailed pups and tells me her parents are turning in their graves over this latest decision!
The main issue against tail docking raised seem to be the everlasting pain and suffering the dogs would experience throughout their lifetimes because of docking their tails at 3 days of age. Not only is this bizarre, but in my opinion absurd. No one can have an intelligent communication with a dog where the dog can inform the communicator of it’s problems, health issues or anything for that matter. (Well this is what a few Vets have told me and it is probably why they are so expensive, not like people doctors who can talk to their patients.)
My dogs act hungry every time they are offered food, even immediately after a meal. So I suppose an SPCA officer could say, because of this my dogs are starving. Who knows? The rules have become so blurred that knowing who to trust has become impossible. I used to trust my Vet but after the many, many years of watching their practices fill up with retail products and dog foods that I wouldn’t feed my pigs I have trouble doing that anymore. If I need a pill that, no matter the consequences on the dogs I use them on especially if it is an adverse effect on the dog, it is never their responsibility. Yes this has happened to me more than once. How does this ever come into being? Being a tradesman I have to take full responsibility for everything I do or I could loose my licence to work… Should have become a Vet? Maybe.
We all mock the USA with all their many lawyers but to be honest they do make people accept responsibility for their actions.
I used to think breeding pedigree dogs was a good thing to do. It meant, to me anyway, that I knew what type of dog I was getting. Little did I know that could change if the winds were to change direction.
I have yet to hear 1 intelligent reason for stopping tail docking. Probably because there is not one.
A little dig into Google and I find this:
(Robert Baker estimated 229 deaths per year from circumcision in the United States. Bollinger estimated that approximately 119 infant boys die from circumcision-related each year in the U.S. (1.3% of all male neonatal deaths from all causes).
It would seem children are less important than dogs as I have NEVER heard of a dog dying from a tail docking by someone trained in the procedure but we choose to stop tail docking and continue to mutilate children in this fashion…WTF. At least to be fair, in the USA they still dock.
Yes they say they use a numbing cream before the procedure but the docking procedure on dogs in itself numbs the area.
I assume most non dog owners do not understand the procedure and only know what they are told but I would advise they looked into it with an open mind or one day they will find humans fitting in to live with all the animals dictating how the humans should act around them. Not by the animals but by those ‘special people’ that can talk to them and ‘know’ what they want. We already pick up their shit for them. Next we won’t be allowed to kill them for food? I know vegetarians would love this but I am sure the word ‘Vegetarian’ once stood for: Ancient Tribal Name for the Village Idiot; someone who can’t Hunt, Fish, or light fires…
I must admit all the above is my own opinion and only relies on my personal experience over a 50 year time period with Vets and Rottweilers.
FYI we can still import Rottweilers from the USA and they still dock there but being such a small minority of only 326.76 million people what do they know?
I feel ‘man’ is stifling his own progression forward with these silly laws. When you understand why we have pedigree dogs in the first instance. It is because we wanted them a particular way and we choose to breed them that way, whatever that way is. Always with the animals welfare in mind. By responsible breeders that is.
The same reasons women have ‘adjustments’ and some men decide to become women and visa versa. All because we can. This is truly freedom and when some freedoms are removed you will find we are ALL on a slippery slope.
I do understand that unless I stick my own head in the sand and then start talking no one will ever hear me. Those that do hear me and agree with me please understand we may be the majority but that doesn’t seem to matter anymore.