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(Mother Nature Network)   These days nobody bats an eye if you get your two-year-old's ears pierced. But you post a picture on Facebook of your tattooed puppy and everybody freaks out   (mnn.com) divider line 74
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2013-04-02 08:45:05 AM
A a guy tats his pups as identification and we get all huffy puffy, but thousands of cattle are branded on a daily basis and its business as usual?

priorities, we can't haz them
 
2013-04-02 08:47:55 AM
No vet is going to release a pet that is still sleeping.
 
2013-04-02 08:49:01 AM
I came in here to say its not that odd to tattoo a dog, and that our childhood dog was tattooed for identification (before microchipping). Then I read that he did it in his basement. and either the dog wasn't sedated, or he did it himself.
not cool dude.
 
2013-04-02 08:50:44 AM
I'm not in outrage mode, but really, why put the animal through that? He sure doesn't want a tattoo and you can just get him chipped for ID.
 
2013-04-02 08:51:06 AM
when a Society puts more emphasis on its pets than its own citizens, then you know things are going down hill.
 
2013-04-02 08:53:21 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: A a guy tats his pups as identification and we get all huffy puffy, but thousands of cattle are branded on a daily basis and its business as usual?

priorities, we can't haz them


Yeah, and on top of that the tattoo the guy gave the dog is BASICALLY a brand/indentifier and not something tasteless like a flaming skull with a dagger in its mouth.

I guess sticking microchips inside of them with minor surgery to track them is something the animal asked for as opposed to just getting pricked a few times by an actual damn artist who wanted to do something special.
 
2013-04-02 08:53:38 AM
I had a disciplinary meeting with a student and their parent this week. The parent also brought along their 15 month old... with pierced ears. WTF?
 
2013-04-02 08:55:25 AM
Oh bullshiat that tatoo is not for ID purposes.

I am more mad at his cool guy "Im alternative man I need to make my dog alt too" act than anything.
 
2013-04-02 08:56:16 AM

TheDogPounder: I guess sticking microchips inside of them with minor surgery


There is no surgery involved.
 
2013-04-02 08:56:25 AM

HotWingConspiracy: I'm not in outrage mode, but really, why put the animal through that? He sure doesn't want a tattoo and you can just get him chipped for ID.


I see them both as the same thing really. Pets used to be tattooed for identification purposes before the chip came along.
 
2013-04-02 08:56:40 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: A a guy tats his pups as identification and we get all huffy puffy, but thousands of cattle are branded on a daily basis and its business as usual?

priorities, we can't haz them


That's kinda where I'm at.
 
2013-04-02 08:58:13 AM
What is that tattoo even supposed to be? It just looks like a bunch of random splotches of ink.
 
2013-04-02 09:00:06 AM
"tattooed puppy"... wasn't that the name of some 80's eruotrash indie band?

/calibrating sarcasm meter...
 
2013-04-02 09:00:38 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: What is that tattoo even supposed to be? It just looks like a bunch of random splotches of ink.


You swipe you Eye-Fone by it and get a free tootsie roll.
 
2013-04-02 09:01:53 AM
Well, it's not exactly unheard of to tattoo a puppy...

http://www.dog-register.co.uk/

http://www.tattoo-a-pet.com/TattooVsChip.htm

http://kb.rspca.org.au/RSPCA-Policy-A06-Companion-animal-management_ 15 8.html
"RSPCA Australia supports humane ear tattooing (while under anaesthesia) of animals to signify their desexed status and avoid accidental repetitive surgery. A standard tattoo symbol indicating desexed status should be applied to the left ear of all cats and dogs at the time of surgery."

/on the other hand, this guy seems like a douche who was using his dog for doodling
//the fark? "accidental repetitive surgery"? my dog grimaced when I read that
 
2013-04-02 09:03:15 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: What is that tattoo even supposed to be? It just looks like a bunch of random splotches of ink.


It's a feline character for peace.
 
2013-04-02 09:03:59 AM
Tattooting  pupp is cleary worse than starting an infant in her way to becoming a dirty slut. The latter is perfectly fine in modern America. Big deal if she's on the dole for life.
 
2013-04-02 09:04:33 AM
right firstly to i,d a dog it's NORMAL to tattoo a number or initials not a hulking great design for which the dog would have needed to be either kept sedated or tied down. no way in hell would any dog sit there and let you tattoo them. this guy is abusing his position as the owner to cause permanent damage to his animals, putting them thru multiple unnecessary procedures, a dog does not NEED to have it's ears trimmed, tail docked or anything else. ANYONE who does this should be refused ownership of any animal
 
2013-04-02 09:05:21 AM
My dog has some identification ink from when he was in the humane society. I call it his prison tatt.
 
2013-04-02 09:05:23 AM

robohobo: Tattooting  pupp is cleary worse than starting an infant in her way to becoming a dirty slut. The latter is perfectly fine in modern America. Big deal if she's on the dole for life.


Tell us how you really feel.
 
2013-04-02 09:05:53 AM
My 10 year old daughter tattoos her bunny rabbits.  You have too in order to show them in 4H.  (nobody is going to pay to chip a rabbit)  It is surreal to listen to her and her friends talking about the best way to use a ball point and safety pin.  I asked them "Is Mr. Bonkers joining a prison gang?"  I think it went over their head.
 
2013-04-02 09:11:10 AM

boohyah: right firstly to i,d a dog it's NORMAL to tattoo a number or initials not a hulking great design for which the dog would have needed to be either kept sedated or tied down. no way in hell would any dog sit there and let you tattoo them. this guy is abusing his position as the owner to cause permanent damage to his animals, putting them thru multiple unnecessary procedures, a dog does not NEED to have it's ears trimmed, tail docked or anything else. ANYONE who does this should be refused ownership of any animal


Actually, my dog would probably let me tattoo her, if I used a ball point and a needle.  She doesn't really care about pokey type pains or getting pinched because her sister is truly obnoxious about expressing herself with her teeth.  However, if I used a tattoo gun that made a vibrating nose, all bets were off.  I try to get them used to the back massager because one of the pups has bad hips and when I can get her to let me massage her, she limps less, but she's terrified of the buzzing noise.

In short: Pain: Okay with my labs.  Buzzing noises: OH MY GOD DADDY WHY WHY WHY
 
2013-04-02 09:19:07 AM

TheDogPounder: Yeah, and on top of that the tattoo the guy gave the dog is BASICALLY a brand/indentifier and not something tasteless like a flaming skull with a dagger in its mouth.


images.mnn.com

Ummm, about that....

Anyways, yeah, if it was a simple identifier tattoo, sure. But this wasn't. Plus, I just don't like people who clip their dogs ears or who use the word "haters" when being called out. Or tattoo 'artists' who tattoo out of their basement without a license.
 
2013-04-02 09:19:42 AM
I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo
 
2013-04-02 09:19:59 AM
My dog was given a tattoo when he got neutered to show he was neutered. When we adopted him we didn't know that and thought it was permanent marker of some sort. I don't see what the big deal is. As other people have pointed out, livestock is treated way worse. Why is giving a tattoo to your dog who is not permanently scarred or damaged such a big deal?
 
2013-04-02 09:21:38 AM
"Here is the final results for you haters out there," Rodriguez posted on Facebook. "Animal control came looked at my beautiful dog and left ... wow ... what a waste of tax payers money ... so im still gonna tattoo my dogs when ever i feel like it ... good try haters thanks for all the advertisement."

He's probably going to regret saying that once he realizes how much random strangers on the internet can make his life a living hell.
 
2013-04-02 09:22:45 AM
HATERS!
 
2013-04-02 09:22:58 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: A a guy tats his pups as identification and we get all huffy puffy, but thousands of cattle are branded on a daily basis and its business as usual?

priorities, we can't haz them


We don't brand cattle anymore. We pierce their ears. Seriously, they use ear tags.

I was watching a nature show the other day and they did "tattoo" a bear, but it wasn't done with a needle. They used some sort of special ink on its upper lip inside its mouth while attaching a tracking collar. It had a number instead of a stupid design.

Hasn't this guy ever heard of chipping a pet for ID purposes?

Stray pets that are lost are routinely scanned to see if they have a chip. If his dog is lost Animal Control will see the tattoo and think the owner was an asshole.
I bet he has the same tattoo.
 
2013-04-02 09:24:40 AM
Could've guessed the breed without even clicking the link. The dog's breed too.
 
2013-04-02 09:26:12 AM
Social norm...how do they work??!

Next thing you know, people will start screaming against female circumcision.

/actually thinks it makes sense as much as male circumcision if the purpose is to uncover the clitoris...not cutting out the whole area with a 'sex is bad mentality'
//passes the popcorn
 
2013-04-02 09:30:32 AM

mikemil828: "Here is the final results for you haters out there," Rodriguez posted on Facebook. "Animal control came looked at my beautiful dog and left ... wow ... what a waste of tax payers money ... so im still gonna tattoo my dogs when ever i feel like it ... good try haters thanks for all the advertisement."

He's probably going to regret saying that once he realizes how much random strangers on the internet can make his life a living hell.


He should than his farking gods that it wasnt a cat.
 
2013-04-02 09:30:34 AM

mortimer_ford: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: What is that tattoo even supposed to be? It just looks like a bunch of random splotches of ink.

It's a feline character for peace.


You win the entire Internet.
 
2013-04-02 09:36:19 AM

dkulprit: My dog was given a tattoo when he got neutered to show he was neutered. When we adopted him we didn't know that and thought it was permanent marker of some sort. I don't see what the big deal is. As other people have pointed out, livestock is treated way worse. Why is giving a tattoo to your dog who is not permanently scarred or damaged such a big deal?


Why would you need a tattoo to be able to determine if a male dog has been neutered?  I can tell just by walking behind them at the dog park.
 
2013-04-02 09:42:56 AM

sasbazooka: My dog has some identification ink from when he was in the humane society. I call it his prison tatt.


My cat has the same from the SPCA.  It's semi-worthless, though.  They tattooed his belly, which is covered with so much black fur you'd have to shave him to even know it's there.  I'm not familiar with how rescue agencies handle strays, but I doubt they shave them stem to stern to look for tattoos.

Still, my cat is tattooed and I'm not.  Does that make him cooler than me?

/If you take the "pooping on the floor" into account, probably not.
 
2013-04-02 09:43:22 AM

dkulprit: My dog was given a tattoo when he got neutered to show he was neutered. When we adopted him we didn't know that and thought it was permanent marker of some sort. I don't see what the big deal is. As other people have pointed out, livestock is treated way worse. Why is giving a tattoo to your dog who is not permanently scarred or damaged such a big deal?


You could make a case that they are treated worse in that they are often fattened up in crowded stinky feedlots and are herded into plants and hit on the head, but as far as identification goes, they are not.

BTW, they don't use electric cattle prods anymore either - not in the US anyway,

Many people would argue that the people working in the plants are treated worse than the cattle they butcher.
 
2013-04-02 09:43:28 AM
this guy is a douchbag liar,that dog is tattooed because he thinks it's cool, the same reason he picked that breed of dog so he could look cool
 
2013-04-02 09:50:42 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: A a guy tats his pups as identification and we get all huffy puffy, but thousands of cattle are branded on a daily basis and its business as usual?

priorities, we can't haz them


Nobody has branded a cow since a few years after the invention of barbed wire. That was an Old West, open range thing.
 
2013-04-02 09:51:22 AM
Given that I can't imagine how he tatooed a pit bull who was not sedated, I'm going to assume that they were at the time.  However, it doesn't add up that the vet would release a sedated dog to the owner and given that this guy seems like a general douchebag, I suspect that he sedated the dog himself using god knows what (or he has a really crappy vet).

I'm not outraged about the tatoo.  Even though it's stupid, I don't know that it qualifies as abuse in my book when it's perfectly legal to tatoo ID  numbers, crop ears, dock tails, and declaw cats.  However, this guy seems like an irresponsible jerk (unlicensed tatoo artist operating out of his basement is a dead giveaway) so I don't really feel bad for him that he lost his pets.  I hope they're adopted to good homes.
 
2013-04-02 09:51:22 AM

Yes please: dkulprit: My dog was given a tattoo when he got neutered to show he was neutered. When we adopted him we didn't know that and thought it was permanent marker of some sort. I don't see what the big deal is. As other people have pointed out, livestock is treated way worse. Why is giving a tattoo to your dog who is not permanently scarred or damaged such a big deal?

Why would you need a tattoo to be able to determine if a male dog has been neutered?  I can tell just by walking behind them at the dog park.


What if they have neuticles?
 
2013-04-02 09:53:27 AM

mbillips: Nobody has branded a cow since a few years after the invention of barbed wire. That was an Old West, open range thing.


Funny that, I actually just saw a story on CBS Sunday morning where yes, lots of cattle men still do indeed brand their cattle in addition to the ear tags. The brand is seen as a mark of pride, and even Texas Rangers admit that the brand often stands up better in cattle theft cases than ear tags alone.

Yes, cattle are still stolen in this modern day an age.

So no, its not an Old West open range thing.
 
2013-04-02 09:53:48 AM

Donnchadha: I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo


But ear clipping is totally humane, just like tail docking. I mean, you don't want their ears shredded when you fight them, right?

/I keed
 
2013-04-02 09:57:04 AM

mbillips: Donnchadha: I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo

But ear clipping is totally humane, just like tail docking. I mean, you don't want their ears shredded when you fight them, right?

/I keed


For min pins, dobbies, and rots, the ear clipping and tail clipping is so when they go after aggressive large prey species (compared to a Min Pit, a rat IS a large species), they aren't injured.  We've gotten hung up on the show purpose of the docking, and forgot it started because these are work dogs bred for a specific purpose.

//As a min pin with undocked ears
 
2013-04-02 10:02:27 AM
Nothing wrong with it. I'd tattoo my dog if the circumstances were right.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:41 AM

Donnchadha: I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo


This.  I have had my dags tattooed, but it was my DL number.  I think the art bit is excessive for an ID, but I think he is a bigger tool for cropping the ears.

By the way, microchips are not foolproof.  My wife worked at a vet, and chips migrated all the time, or simply didn't always show up on the scanners.  Even had them come out a time or two.
 
2013-04-02 10:10:43 AM

Mr Guy: mbillips: Donnchadha: I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo

But ear clipping is totally humane, just like tail docking. I mean, you don't want their ears shredded when you fight them, right?

/I keed

For min pins, dobbies, and rots, the ear clipping and tail clipping is so when they go after aggressive large prey species (compared to a Min Pit, a rat IS a large species), they aren't injured.  We've gotten hung up on the show purpose of the docking, and forgot it started because these are work dogs bred for a specific purpose.

//As a min pin with undocked ears


Wut? The Doberman breed was created in the late 19th century to be watchdogs. The only "work" they were supposed to do is bite bad people. I'm not sure those qualify as a large prey species. Rottweilers were bred as shepherds and for pulling butcher's carts; most countries ban docking their tails. Min pins, also bred about 100 years ago for the show ring, are no doubt good at ratting, but plenty of terriers do just fine killing rats without any alteration. Ear and tail docking are for dog fights, and aesthetic bullshiat.
 
2013-04-02 10:12:08 AM

haywatchthis: this guy is a douchbag liar,that dog is tattooed because he thinks it's cool, the same reason he picked that breed of dog so he could look cool


couldn't agree more. in the UK we call these types of dogs 'status dogs'. the only reason to have them is so other people cross the street when you walk them, or, you think they make you look tough with them. the only reasons to get a dogs ears clipped is if they are a working dog or if you are planning to fight them. basically the so called 'humane society' that visited him did not do their job in the slightest
 
2013-04-02 10:15:53 AM

blunttrauma: Donnchadha: I like how nobody is pointing out his excuse was that he was having the dog's ears clipped, as if that is more humane or acceptible than a tattoo

This.  I have had my dags tattooed, but it was my DL number.  I think the art bit is excessive for an ID, but I think he is a bigger tool for cropping the ears.

By the way, microchips are not foolproof.  My wife worked at a vet, and chips migrated all the time, or simply didn't always show up on the scanners.  Even had them come out a time or two.


they only migrate or come out if the vet sucked at putting it in the correct place, they should be subcuteous in the layers of fat around an animals neck (at least in the UK) it shouldnt be possible for them to migrate very far and definately not possible to push out.
 
2013-04-02 10:15:56 AM

FarkinHostile: Nothing wrong with it. I'd tattoo my dog if the circumstances were right.


Like if it was a really meaningful tattoo to the dog?
 
2013-04-02 10:20:04 AM

mikemil828: "Here is the final results for you haters out there," Rodriguez posted on Facebook. "Animal control came looked at my beautiful dog and left ... wow ... what a waste of tax payers money ... so im still gonna tattoo my dogs when ever i feel like it ... good try haters thanks for all the advertisement."

He's probably going to regret saying that once he realizes how much random strangers on the internet can make his life a living hell.




What is mania?
 
2013-04-02 10:20:50 AM

INeedAName: I had a disciplinary meeting with a student and their parent this week. The parent also brought along their 15 month old... with pierced ears. WTF?


it's certainly not unusual to pierce an infant's ears, especially in the hispanic culture. mine were pierced when i was like 3 months old. when you think about it, it's a good way to essentially erase the "rebelliousness" of piercing. since mine were always that way, it's just been no big deal to me. i went through my teenage years without getting any more piercings--or any tattoos for that matter.
 
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