• New State Bill Seeks To Ban Surgical Debarking

    11 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    A Michigan lawmaker may have just become dogs' best friend by introducing a bill to ban surgical debarking. State Representative Tim Sneller has proposed this new ban based on the belief that robbing a dog of his bark is abuse, and hopes to prevent veterinarians from performing the surgery.
    Surgical debarking is a procedure that removes tissues from a dog's vocal cords, softening a dog's bark to a near whisper. Dogs use their barks for a variety of reasons, including to alert others to danger and express fear or pain.
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