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The Weird Reasons Why Humans Started Docking Dog Tails

Cropping a dog’s tail is illegal in many countries but is still legal in the U.S. So why do people do it? Centuries ago, it was believed that cropping tails could prevent rabies. Doing it was also used to prevent potential injury. Aesthetic reasons have been named as well. There is no evidence that cropping tails offers any health benefits, unlike spaying and neutering. If you’re going to crop, however, make sure it’s done by a professional.

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