New York bans pet tattoo. WTF? People tattoo their pets?

Written by on December 16, 2014 in Critter Crimes, Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

Who knew that people could be that stupid?

When a tattoo artist posted a picture last year on Instagram bragging that his dog was cooler than yours, the image of the zonked-out critter with a fresh tattoo on his leg sparked outraged.

And a few years ago, when a woman name Holly Crawford posted pictures of a cat with pierced ears that she was trying to sell as goth kittens, those images too made pet owners livid.

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All we can say is seriously, people. That’s really sick. Tattoo the heck out of yourself and frankly we don’t even care if your spelling sucks.

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If you want to do dog tattoos right, go here. 

This week, NY passed legislation banning piercings and tattooing on critters except for medical and security reasons. Microchipping is still ok and ear tags on rabbits.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill which bans the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances.

Those who violate the law will be subject to criminal penalties. Cuomo said the practice of tattooing and piercing for cosmetic reasons is cruel and unacceptable.

This is animal abuse, pure and simple.”

A violation of the law is punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days and/or a fine not to exceed $250. The law will take effect in 120 days.

Senator Tom Libous, sponsor of the bill, said:

Subjecting animals to body piercing or tattooing is unconscionable and cruel. Animals can’t speak out against undergoing a painful procedure like piercing or tattooing – I’m glad we’re standing up for them and banning this heartless practice.”

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