Pit Bull Pup With Mutilated Ears Rescued From a Virginia Breeder

October 2003

PETA’s Community Animal Project responded to a call about a Virginia pit bull breeder who was not only selling sick puppies but also doing “home cropping” jobs on their ears. We visited the home and found a 4-month-old pup whose ears had been cut so deeply that cartilage was exposed. We convinced the breeder to relinquish the dog, who was immediately taken to the vet for treatment.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind