Evolution, Nature, whatever you prefer to call it, would/could never spawn animals such as this…
And certainly not this…
Defects usually occur in nature only when something goes wrong during pregnancy; when either parent is in poor or ill-health; isolated cases; accidents of/at birth; as a result of poisoning or pollution, etc.
But the two examples above are a direct result of the vile, abhorrent beliefs of certain humans that animals are possessions, to do with as they please.
Which brings us back to Little Rascals, and also one of their employees. According to the blurb on ‘The Team‘ page of Little Rascals’ website:
Catalin Banghea “…is one of our kennel managers looking after our adult dogs. Catalin also supports Bridgett with Little Rascals Pets Limited breeding programme. Catalin has joined Little Rascals Pets Limited with 15 years experience working with animals and within breeding programmes. He is driven by the self-reward that comes from rearing young puppies and the joys those puppies give to their new families.”
Catalin Banghea has much in common with his current employers and co-workers, not least a preference for mutant breeding and breed mutilation.
Mr Banghea is also an owner and breeder of the Cane Corso –
And judging by the background these Cane Corso puppies were bred at Little Rascals’ premises ...
Presumably Mr Banghea and the proprietors of Little Rascals will be declaring the extra income from the sale of these puppies.
The Cane Corso is an admiral, loyal breed, though certainly not suitable for the novice dog owner nor for living in towns or in small properties, given how distressed this breed can become if confined and/or left unattended for long periods. And, with its’ high prey drive, the Cane Corso should be kept away from small furries and livestock.
This breed generally (but not exclusively) has cropped ears and a docked tail. In England and Wales, tail docking is only legally permissible for certain breeds which are typically defined (vet-certified) as ‘working‘ dogs, and the procedure must be carried out within a few days of birth. However, ear cropping in England and Wales is entirely illegal, therefore dogs displaying cropped ears should have undergone the procedure outside of the UK, although it is also now illegal throughout the majority of Europe (including Romania).
Cropping back the ears on any breed has always been totally the preference of humans – the lame arguments that in some breeds it’s more healthy to have virtually no ear flap is rubbish, and in the majority of cases ear cropping is so severe (as in the Cane Corso and Bulldog above) virtually no protection for the inner ear is left.
The ‘health’ reasoning is false and selective because, strangely enough, the breeds which are most prone to ear problems (Basset Hounds, Blood Hounds, Spaniels, etc) are the ones specifically bred to have large floppy ears, and breeders of those dogs (and the Kennel Club) consider those exceptions to be acceptable. So the defunct argument that ear cropping has health benefits for other breeds is absolute hogwash.
Mutilating dogs’ ears is purely cosmetic; it’s entirely about the ‘look’ of the breed and the ridiculous, infantile assumption that it makes the dog look more aggressive in order for the inadequate owner to feel more masculine and dominant.
Whether or not Mr Banghea’s dogs were tail docked and ear-cropped in a European country where it remains legal (very few options) or in the UK (illegal), the procedure should have been carried out between 6 and 12 weeks of age, after which it is considered that the pain, stress and length of healing time involved would cause too much unnecessary mental and physical suffering – which is inconceivable, because who, in their right mind and with any sense of decency, would put a puppy through this ordeal, whatever their age? …
There can be nothing good to say about dog breeders such as Little Rascals and their employees. There’s nothing honourable, moral or decent about what they do and the appalling contempt with which they regard animals.