A family over in Russia are getting heavily criticised after they took the decision to give their pet plastic surgery so he would look more like the dog from ‘The Mask’.
Apparently Marina Esmat, 37, bought the puppy for her son but she was not happy with the way his ears were growing upwards. Before turning to surgery, they used weights and glue (WTF) to keep them down because they wanted them to look like the ears from ‘The Mask’ dog. When none of the other attempts worked, they decided surgery was their only hope. Here’s the little pup after getting his ears done:
And here’s what Marina had to say:
We noticed that after a month, something with his ears was off. We decided that we would fix this and started looking for a surgeon. First we tried to glue a patch and coins to his ears, but that did not help. The dog, of course, was feeling discomfort.
At a family meeting we decided that we would fix his ears with the help of a surgeon. The doctors tried to convince us not to do it, but we decided that that way it would look more aesthetic.
We would like him to reproduce, but with his ears lifted we could not find him a mate for breeding. Also, we would like to go to dog shows. Now everything is great.
The vets confirmed what most normal people would think – that the surgery was unnecessary. Nevertheless, eventually he caved after Marina insisted. Surgeon Andrey Mezin said:
The people contacted the vet clinic asking the vets to lower the ears of the dog. We don’t think that this surgery is justified, but some ask a lot, want to change the way the ear looks so that the dog would look like he belongs to some kind of breed.
A surgery was performed. We injured the cartilage and because of that, the standing ear became lying.
The dog owner strongly insisted, because they wanted a show dog. On the dog competitions, there are certain criteria for this type of breed. The dog looks like the breed, except for his ears and because of them he can never win anything.
Since the story has been posted online, many people have commented on how cruel it is. I have to agree – it doesn’t matter how many competitions you wish to enter or how much you want your pup to breed. Putting your pet through pain purely for aesthetical reasons is completely fucked up. Even humans doing it to themselves is dumb, but an animal has no choice in the matter. These people should be done for animal cruelty. Morons.
Same goes for this prick who actually tattooed his dog. What’s wrong with people?