PETA’s statement on NYC Tattoo artist inking his dog

For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2014

PETA is opposed to cosmetic procedures on animals. Even though the dog was supposedly anesthetized while receiving the tattoo, this procedure was still unnecessary and painful, and it could lead to complications that endanger his or her health. Our dogs and cats love us, regardless of how we look. We should extend the same kindness to them.

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