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Man Tattoos His Pitbull: Acceptable Or Animal Cruelty? -Video

Offbeat  (tags: dogs, tattoo, JERKS!, cruelty, animal advocates, abused, cats, pets, protection, ethics, crime, sadness, animal cruelty )

- 1815 days ago -
A tattoo artist, disabled Iraq War veteran, and father of three in North Carolina, Ernesto Rodriguez, is under fire for tattooing his Pitbull, Duchess. The incident drew attention after Rodriguez posted a (now removed) photo of Duchess's tattoo on his FB

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Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:24 pm
I couldn't react to Enesto's selfish comment. Do you own an animal for your selfserving abuse? Pets are a commitment to keep them safe, and free from abuse...not to have them put into a sleep for their owner's need to have them tatooed.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:32 pm

78% Agree it's cruel. If the dog was asleep then I'm glad he didn't feel the pain. This guy is a self absorbed jack ass.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:55 pm
If putting your pet through several unnecessary, and painful procedures (there's pain during the procedure of tattooing and having the ear's cropped, and after the recuperating period where there is inflammation and the possibility of infection.),means loving your dog, then I wonder how he shows his love for the wife and kids, if he has any, God forbid.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:05 pm
He got the dog from a breeder, cropped the ears unnecessarily, and while the dog was asleep getting her ears cropped, oh then he thinks it was okay to tattoo a dog that could not make the decision herself! I don't want this IDIOT to ever forget that so many people are so angry at him! Grrr!

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:49 pm
what a jerk. first for buying from a breeder, instead of adopting but that's probably another can of worms. It's abuse to put an animal through unnecessary procedures, well he certainly got plenty of free advertisement for his tattoo shop, which I truly hope backfires on his dumbass, Disturbing on all levels

Alan Lambert (91)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:04 pm
Disastrous plan. Humans get tattoos and suffer the pain involved consensually. The dog could not consent.

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:42 pm
Cruelty of course.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:35 am
Oh, dear me. Well, all my dogs are tattooed also. Done during their neuters for identification purposes, as microchips and ID tags are easily removed.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:35 pm
Of course they should not be tattooed.....
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