TELL AMAZON TO REMOVE SELLERS OFFERING DIY DOG EAR CROPPING KITS

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AMAZON IS ALLOWING DOG EAR CROPPING KITS TO BE SOLD ON ITS SITE. These kits often indicate they are for use on pit bulls. 

Amazon has numerous sellers offering kits for an average of $35. Avon Surgical, Cynamed, OdontoMed2011and AAProTools are only four examples of sellers offering these kits. Blood coagulation powders, suture kits and veterinary grade bonding materials, etc are available for purchase separately.  

Avon Surgical provides this information in the product description: "EXCELLENT QUALITY OF PREMIUM German Stainless PITBULL DOG EAR CROPPING CLAMP GUIDE TOOLS KIT, VETERINARY INSTRUMENTS SET INCLUDE : Ear Cropping Guide 1 Pcs Scalpel Handle#4 1 Pcs Thumb Forceps Free 10 Blades #20 FREE 1 SCISSORS SHARP BLUNT 5.5""

HOME EAR CROPPING OF DOGS IS INTENTIONAL ANIMAL CRUELTY and Amazon must be held accountable for contributing to the suffering of dogs by allowing sellers to offer them. Home ear cropping causes excruciating pain, infection, loss of hearing allergic reaction to the improper materials used and can result in death. Do you really think numbing spray actually works?

Below is an excerpt from The American Veterinary Medical Association's document State Laws Governing Elective Surgical Procedures (updated September 2019)

"There are currently nine states that specifically regulate ear cropping of dogs. Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania all prohibit ear cropping except by a licensed veterinarian while the dog is under an anesthetic. Maryland law also stipulates that the ear cropping must be "appropriate on the animal". Illinois prohibits animal torture but makes an exception for alteration of an animal done under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. Maine prohibits mutilating an animal by irreparably damaging body parts but makes an exception for conduct performed by a licensed veterinarian. Massachusetts prohibits ear cropping except when performed by a licensed veterinarian and Washington prohibits ear cropping except when it is considered a customary husbandry practice."

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) opposes the practice.