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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I don't really see much different between docking and breeding for unnatural qualities (such as some things seen in designer breeds).

    Is there any benefit for dogs having cropped ears? I can't think of anything. Is there any benefit for dogs having cropped tails? Some, imo, depending on circumstances.

    To those who say that that it is a barbaric practice, would you circumsize your son? Or better yet, would you have your dog's tail docked if the vet recommended you doing so if it sustains an injury? I believe docking has a place here. For purely cosmetic reasons, however, I am glad it is banned.
    I'm too lazy to look back over all the pages to see if I called the practice barbaric. But no, I wouldn't and didn't circumsize my sons either SSW.

    (NB:According to my FIL that makes me evil. Lol.)

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    Um... whats so bad about circumcision? Isnt it supposed to make the **** tidier? Oh, God, that was awkward!

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    I didn't say it was bad, Masha. I said I don't agree with it and didn't do it.

    In decades/generations gone past it was the normal thing perhaps. But i think times have changed, and to my knowledge doctors now do not go and willy-nilly circumsize male babies for the hell of it. Could be wrong though. Regardless, they were born with a foreskin, so that's how they'll be as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I didn't say it was bad, Masha. I said I don't agree with it and didn't do it.

    In decades/generations gone past it was the normal thing perhaps. But i think times have changed, and to my knowledge doctors now do not go and willy-nilly circumsize male babies for the hell of it. Could be wrong though. Regardless, they were born with a foreskin, so that's how they'll be as far as I'm concerned.

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    noice choice of words DA

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    Nah, got nothing more to say...for once.

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    I wasn't referring to you, DA I saw that you said you didn't xD

    Masha, in today's society, circumcision has been found to be completely pointless, putting a tiny infant through horrendous pain for cosmetic reasons (such as for my parents and my little brother ), with ZERO medical benefits, unless there is damage done later in life.

    Is that comparable to cropping? I think so I think circumcision is much much worse however. Quoted from the below link:

    "The risks of circumcision include bleeding, infection, damage to the glans and frenulum, excessive skin removal, scarring, loss of penis, and even death. Infant circumcision carries more risks than adult circumcision, as a baby’s penis is very small and difficult to operate on, and more penile skin is removed than in adults. Excessive tissue removal is a common problem, and this can cause painful erections and even restrict the growth of the penis at puberty."

    All this because in Elizabethan times, it was thought to deter young males from masturbating and "keep it cleaner" (back when people didn't bath for long periods of time ). Absolutely pointless procedure.


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    i'm pretty sure tht some circumcisions are performed for valid medical reasons on slightly older children under anaesthetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I wasn't referring to you, DA I saw that you said you didn't xD

    Masha, in today's society, circumcision has been found to be completely pointless, putting a tiny infant through horrendous pain for cosmetic reasons (such as for my parents and my little brother ), with ZERO medical benefits, unless there is damage done later in life.

    Is that comparable to cropping? I think so I think circumcision is much much worse however. Quoted from the below link:

    "The risks of circumcision include bleeding, infection, damage to the glans and frenulum, excessive skin removal, scarring, loss of penis, and even death. Infant circumcision carries more risks than adult circumcision, as a baby’s penis is very small and difficult to operate on, and more penile skin is removed than in adults. Excessive tissue removal is a common problem, and this can cause painful erections and even restrict the growth of the penis at puberty."

    All this because in Elizabethan times, it was thought to deter young males from masturbating and "keep it cleaner" (back when people didn't bath for long periods of time ). Absolutely pointless procedure.


    Circumcision: A Guide for expectant Parents | Circinfo.org
    I have to say though, the men who haven't been circumcised REALLY need education on keeping 'it' clean. I dated one man, things got a bit serious, 'it' came out and had like a greenish yellow gunk around it. It was foul, disgusting and it was the grossest thing I've ever seen or smelt (the stench was unbelievable... You think canine farts are bad, you haven't smelt anything yet). To this day it gives me the heebee jeebees!

    If this is TMI please let me know and I'll refuse it, but apparently it is a common thing and I think that adult circumcision is a good thing in this kind of case. Hope that makes sense and I really really hope people aren't too grossed out by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    i'm pretty sure tht some circumcisions are performed for valid medical reasons on slightly older children under anaesthetic
    I have heard of children/youths/even men suffering from repeated infections caused from the foreskin, and having circumcision performed later in life, but wouldn't know if that was true at all or completely false.

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    That is SO SO SO gross Angela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nah just kidding. Well, YKWIM. It is gross of course, but not enough to freak me out.
    I'm more inclined to ask where you picked him up from?

    Oh dear, i have to remove myself from this thread, I can see it's gonna go very awol.


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