L’esagerazione nel piercing….

ATTUALITA’ – Il piercing è di moda anche sugli animali come: cani, gatti, maiali, criceti e perfino pesci, ma esagerare non è salutare nè per gli umani nè per loro. Questa pratica causa dolore al corpo della bestiola, come avviene per la mutilazione di coda e orecchie (oggi vietata) per far rientrare un cane negli standard di razza. Inoltre la possibilità di infezione in un animale è notevolmente amplificata perchè le norme igieniche vengono meno: l’animale si sporca più facilmente, si rotola per terra, si lacera grattandosi con le unghie e cercando di strapparsi gli eventuali orecchini che sente come corpi estranei. Non facciamogli del male inutilmente!

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Though it would be a stretch to describe the practice as “fashionable”, piercings in dogs and cats are not that rare and we have come across cases regarding pigs, hamsters and even fish. This would probably be technically illegal here in Italy, where the law forbids operating on animals for purely esthetic reasons – though the intent, common in Europe, was to halt the bobbing of ears and tails for certain races of dogs.
In any event, having your animals pierced is probably even less advisable than having it done to yourself. For one, they have no way to understand why they are being caused this pain. It is also true that it is much harder to guarantee the proper hygiene with animals – ever inclined to roll on the ground or scratch away ear-rings that they perceive as extraneous bodies.
Please, let’s not hurt our animals out of love.

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