SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Body Modifications

Companion Animals

SPCA opposes all body modifications of companion animals carried out for non-therapeutic reasons.

This includes, but is not limited to, de-clawing, dew claw removal (in particular articulated front and rear dew claws), de-barking, ear cropping and tail docking.

(See Declawing for more details)

(See Dew Claw Removal for more details)

(See Debarking and Devoicing for more details)

(See Ear Cropping for more details)

(See Tail Docking for more details)

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