New York state just banned piercings and tattoos on pets.
No, not the “how-to ID my-pet-if-he/she-goes-missing” kinda tattoos.
NY state just outlawed the “I think my dog would look super cool with a pierced nose ring or a flower tattoo” tattoos.
The people who do this weird-ass thing call them decorative pet tattoos and piercings.
Yeah, it’s a thing.
Wow, missed that loop completely.
According to Reuters yesterday –
New York is banning pet tattoos and piercing under a state law aimed at curbing the trendy practice of inking or even maiming animals to make fashion statements.
Body art like tattoos and piercings on pet animals?
Cough*stupid* cough. Just pass the scooby snacks and walk away. If common sense doesn’t prevail, or animal cruelty doesn’t come to mind when taking Fido in for a tat, maybe a $250 fine or a little time jail time will do the trick.
The law does make exceptions for markings made for identification or medical reasons, but to keep the wackiness to a minimum which is apparently now necessary, those exceptions only include preapproved letters and numbers. Even those funky hairless cats are hatin’ on this dopey trend.