Rio de Janeiro local council approves bill banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats

We’ve seen bills that are less worthy of being approved than this one.

Agence France-Presse (via reports that lawmakers in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil "have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats."


The report, which was based on articles published by Brazilian media, said the bill will ban cosmetic procedures "such as tail docking -- the cutting off of part of an animal’s tail -- and removal of cat claws, as well as ear cropping for dogs." Brazil is widely known for its obsession on plastic surgery.


In July 2013, "Brazil’s national council of veterinary medicine published a resolution in its official journal urging such procedures be made illegal and that vets performing them be struck off the register." The state of Sao Paulo has banned animal testing for cosmetic products, although they can still be used for drug tests.


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