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Vets call for action on ear cropping
27th April 2021

By Karen Pickwick

The British Veterinary Association and The FOAL Group are calling on the Government to take urgent legislative action as their joint ear cropping petition surpassed 100,000 signatures online less than two months after it was launched.

With this milestone, the call to end the trend of ear cropping in dogs has moved a step closer to a possible parliamentary debate. The Petitions Committee considers all petitions that have crossed the 100,000 mark for debate in parliament.

In its written response to the petition last month, Defra expressed its commitment to working with the #CutTheCrop and #FlopNotCrop campaign to close all legal loopholes that allow ear cropping to continue.

An Early Day Motion has since been tabled in Parliament by Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts, noting that ear cropping is a barbaric practice and calling on the Government to ban the importation of dogs with cropped ears.