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Cutting Vocal Cords Rough on Dogs


Animals  (tags: vocal cords, silencing, communication, dog cruelty, debarking, dog abused, barbaric evil crueltty )

Simone
- 3795 days ago - bostonherald.com
Were Lassie debarked, Timmy might still be in the well. Dr. Barbara Hodges, a consultant to the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, suggests pet owners keep that in mind if considering having their dog's or cat's vocal cords cut out. This "



   

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Cheryl B (60)
Sunday February 1, 2009, 11:54 pm
I don't know of any vet (and I know quite a few) that would agree to this procedure..de-barking amounts to animal cruelty..
 

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday February 2, 2009, 12:02 am
Totally agree Cheryl. I didnt realize it was still done.
 

Julie-Anne T (13)
Monday February 2, 2009, 2:49 am
Dogs have a bark for a reason and it is not up to us to take that from them.
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday February 2, 2009, 3:53 am
Why would anyone consider doing this. Don't get a dog if you can't stand it's bark. Idiots.
 

ROBIN M (312)
Monday February 2, 2009, 7:25 am
HOW WOULD PEOPLE LIKE THEIR VOCAL CORDS CUT, THIS IS CRUEL AND INHUMANE. HOW DARE SOMEONE EVEN CONSIDER THIS.
 

Morgan Griffith (225)
Monday February 2, 2009, 7:42 am
How about spending some time training your dog and playing and walking until it is tired out? Train don't complain. This should go away like ear crops, tail docks and de-clawing just to name of a few horribly cruel useless surgeries.
 

Selma A (44)
Monday February 2, 2009, 9:11 am
Not only should the "owners" of a dog that had to undergo a surgery like this be fined and punished, but any vet that would do this kind of surgery should have their license taken away and be fined and punished as well. It's simply cruel and inhumane.
 

sue M (184)
Monday February 2, 2009, 10:28 am
My aging dog HAD to have his voice box removed to save his life. It was terrible. I do not think I would ever do that again. He was so happy to be back at home and when the time came for him to bark, he just got so upset and started to go downhill fast. It did no good a far as I am concerned.
I cannot see why anyone would opt to do this selectively. If you can afford the surgery you can afford the trainer!
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Monday February 2, 2009, 10:12 pm
THIS IS VERY CRUEL I AM AGAINST IT.......
 

Anthony T (23)
Tuesday February 3, 2009, 5:54 am
what ever happened to being responsible and THINKING before you get something.

"i want a dog, but i don't want to put up with it barking."
THEN GET A FISH!

not EVERYONE can or SHOULD get something that they think they like or want.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday February 3, 2009, 5:59 am
This is the most natural thing for a dog to bark. If it barks too much, you can train it accordingly. What about noisy people having parties till the next morning and the radio full blast, is that not irritating too.
 
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