US urged to stop devocalising dogs

Controversial surgery performed to stop dogs from barking is banned in many countries.

    A controversial surgery performed on pets has upset animal lovers and some vets.
     
    Called devocalisation, the surgery entails cutting a dog's vocal chords so it cannot bark.

    The procedure is banned in many countries but now campaigners want the same in the US.

    Monica Villimizar reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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