Stop Maiming Dogs by Removing Their Vocal Cords

Target: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Goal: Prohibit non-therapeutic devocalization of dogs in Canada.

Against veterinary recommendations, people are allowed to debark dogs in Canada. While individual vets can refuse this elective surgery, there are no legal repercussions for the people who choose to maim their dogs in this way. Sign this petition and call upon the government to instate laws that protect canines from this invasive and unnecessary surgery.

Excessive barking is often the result of improper care and training from dog owners, and comes from anxiety, boredom, poor socialization, and isolation. It is people’s responsibility to address the underlying causes of barking and not surgically alter their dogs because it is convenient.

Dogs endure post-operative pain, and also run risks of coughing, gagging, and aspiration pneumonia. They also run the risk of dyspnea (respiratory distress) and stridor (or noisy breathing). Furthermore, a dog’s bark can return to normal a few months following the operation, putting the dog at risk of being tortured a second time.

Dogs bark to communicate with each other. It has also been suggested that barking has evolved to include dog-to-human communication. This is how companion animals express happiness, anger, and how they protect us. Join this petition so we can protect them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

The fact that people can surgically remove their dog’s vocal cords is a shocking reminder of Canada’s pathetic animal welfare laws. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association strongly advocates against non-therapeutic devocalization, and yet the government does nothing to legally protect companion animals.

While individual provinces may put restrictions on this barbaric act, the federal government needs to follow other leading countries such as the United Kingdom and the European Union and prohibit debarking at a national level.

Excessive barking is often the cause of poor care and training on behalf of dog owners, and the animals should not be made to suffer because of human error. Debarking does not benefit the animal, but is done purely for human convenience, and the dogs are exposed to numerous post-surgery complications that reduce their quality of life.

I urge you, as the elected representative of the people of Canada, to stand up for animal welfare. Stop the non-therapeutic devocalization of dogs. This one act will have a significant impact on the lives of many animals in the country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Scott Campbell

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106 Comments

  1. POS!! Seriously…this make me so mad!! It’s all POS and selfish humans fault!! Please do something!!

    • Your stupid. All of you making a hizzy fit go to the shelters where hundreds of dogs are put to sleep every week! why because they bark bark bark and nothing can sop them as they were bred that way, instead of electric shock collars you can snip that vocal cord and the dogs lives a long happy life OR you can watch them put to sleep! you AR people have no clue you are worst for dogs then you think you are as you have caused many dogs to be put down.

      • You’re the one who’s stupid for even making such a comment. If someone does not like barking don’t get a dog. Did you by any chance read the complications that can happen to a dog that had his vocal cords removed by just anyone. It should never be done under any circumstances!

      • Idiots
        Nothing more than useless idiots.

      • Tell us please – what do you do when a child is cry, cry, crying and crying some more??? You see to their needs. Dogs needs should be met too and barking is no excuse to kill. All dogs should be able to have a bark – it is their communication.

      • You have no idea what the hell you are talking about…SO STOP!!!

      • Manuela Lopez says:

        Why don’t we go and cut your fingers off so you can’t write stupid stuff like this????

        I am sure you love the idea, right???

      • Susan Budde says:

        The overwhelming majority of dogs being euthanized in shelters is due to the sheer number of dogs vs. the number of people who will adopt. It is an overpopulation problem and a lack of spaying/neutering. Very few dogs are turned in to a shelter just because of barking. Dogs need to be spayed and neutered so we don’t have so many. This is key to preventing overpopulation and euthanasia. Taking away a dog’s vocal cords is obviously seen as cruel and unethical and that is why it is illegal in the vast majority of civilized, progressive countries, states, provinces, etc. All major veterinary associations are strongly against it as well and they have far more knowledge of animals than we do. It really is so unnatural and would have to be very disturbing to the dog since barking and vocalization are part of who they are. It is cruel and it is wrong, plain and simple.

      • They are put to sleep diue to over population, idiot!

  2. Maria Bertrand says:

    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

    BAN THESE PROCEDURES! No reason on this earth to do this to a dog!!! Canada should not participate in something so barbaric…Canada should be striving to model humanity FOR ALL GODS CREATURES ALWAYS!!!

    This needs to stop and made illegal with severe punishment and fines.

  3. If digs barking annoys you DON’T HAVE A DOG. It’s that simple. No one should be allowed to mutilate animals for stupid human convenience.

    These idiots shouldn’t have kids either because if they think a DOG is annoying, God knows what they would do to their kids.

    This is why there are so many fucked up, stupid humans.

  4. American Girl says:

    These people that do this are cruel fucking idiots! The world would spin a lot cleaner if we could cut out their vocal cords& that of the moronic politicians that allow this kind of shit!

  5. This CRUEL PRACITICE should been STOPPED IMMEDIATELY!!!

  6. Are we surprised?????? What do you expect from a country when we still have to witness baby fur seals being clubbed to death??

    • Hooray, thanks Jeanne for bringing this up, yes every april we sign petitions while they are on the ice murdering baby seals in front of their mothers!
      Not to mention all the petitions I’ve signed for other cruelty in Canada. Fucked up assholes, as bad as asians!

  7. Patricia Lamonica says:

    THIS SHOULD BE OUTLAWED!!!!!

  8. This is EVIL and SICK! THIS NEEDS TO BE ILLEGAL!!

  9. Urszula Lund says:

    THIS CRUEL and SADISTIC PRACTICE MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!
    The fact that people can surgically remove their dog’s vocal cords is a shocking reminder of Canada’s pathetic animal welfare laws.
    START REMOVING PEOPLE’S VOCAL CORDS instead!!!

  10. ANYONE DOING THIS TO DOGS ARE STUPID IGNORANT LOW-LIFE HEARTLESS MORONS. THIS IS SO WRONG TO DO. THIS IS THE SAME THING AS DOING IT TO HUMANS. WE NEED OUR VOCAL CORDS, AND SO DO ANIMALS. THIS IS HOW DOGS COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR OWNERS AND WITH OTHER DOGS. I HOPE SOMEONE BURGLARIZES THESE STUPID PEOPLE’S HOMES, AND THEN THE DOGS WON’T BE ABLE TO BARK AND ALERT THEIR OWNERS. YOU HAVE TO BE CRUEL AND HEARTLESS TO DO THIS TO THE ANIMALS. THIS NEEDS TO BE BANNED AND OUTLAWED, FOR SURE.

  11. Jaime Perez says:

    Leave dogs alone and stop this terrible mutilation. God made them the way they are and it’s not up to humans to change them to suit their selfish vanities!!

  12. Elizabeth Dill says:

    No reason for humans to be so abusive to animals. 😡

  13. Julia Edinger says:

    I say all “EVIL BEINGS” that does this absolutely horrible treatment to a innocent dog ,,, should have their “VOLCAL CORD” CUT OUT TOO😡 EYE FOR AN EYE!!!

  14. Ann Woeller says:

    One day, when your life is in danger, you are going to wish your dog could bark

  15. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

    Prohibit non-therapeutic devocalization of dogs in Canada.

    Against veterinary recommendations, people are allowed to debark dogs in Canada. While individual vets can refuse this elective surgery, there are no legal repercussions for the people who choose to maim their dogs in this way.

    How would you vile and evil monster dog owners like to have your vile and evil vocal cords removed?Leave the precious and defenceless dogs alone you vile monster bastards. You should not be allowed to have an innocent dog if this is what you lowlife filthy bastards are intending to commit against your innocent and defenceless Dogs.

    I call upon the government to instate laws that protect canines from this invasive and unnecessary surgery.

    This is sadism and evilness at its worst.
    Absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

  16. Canada is RATED F on animal cruelty. Canada is one of THE WORST countries on our planet supporting heinous animal abuse including AG-GAG law! God help these poor animals who have no choice but to live in CANADA😡

  17. BARBARIC!!!!

  18. This is also done to dogs in the U.S. I have a neighbor that had this done to all 5 of her dogs. Whoever their Vet is should have their license taken away. Dogs bark to communicate. People are evil and disgusting period!

  19. I agree with all the comments. People shouldnt have dogs. They are all scumbags. Vets that carry out this practice you be shamed and named. They are the biggest scumbags

  20. Lisa Johnson-Sharp says:

    Seriously Canada knock this off! Why don’t you do this to some of the people in Canada they need to be quiet. This is totally inhumane and should the person that is doing this to these innocent animals if you are ever in danger don’t look for help from your dog because you have unnecessarily silenced them. People really suck and you guys are first in line for this crap.

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