Bred for Their Deformity, These Poor Creatures Can’t Even Jump

By Dr. Becker
To their credit, veterinarians and animal welfare groups in the U.K. seem to spend a good deal of time and effort trying to educate the public about the risks and inherent cruelty involved in deliberately breeding pets to exaggerate trendy physical characteristics.

For example, they’ve brought attention to the plight of Pugs and Shih Tzus, breeds that have become hugely popular in the U.K. in recent years. Sadly, many of these flat-faced dogs have health problems so severe their …

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