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Animal welfare
Reporting illegal ear cropping in dogs
  1. Samantha Gaines
  1. RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9RS
  1. e-mail: press{at}

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The RSPCA is appealing to the veterinary community to help us crack down on the cruel and illegal process of ear cropping. This is a practice which has been illegal in England and Wales, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, for over 10 years. But, unfortunately, we know that it is still taking place.

Between 2015 and 2017 the number of reports [of ear cropping] increased by 157 per cent

The RSPCA has seen a surge …

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