Not going to lie. I skipped the last couple of pages of this thread. Mainly because its the same as the other pages.
However. Docking a horse or dog tail to me is abuse. As is declawing a cat. Declawing a cat actually causes SEVERE arthritis in cats as it changes the entire way they walk. The SPCA actually will not adopt a cat out to someone if they say they are going to declaw it. There is this wonderful and magical thing called Soft Paws http://www.softpaws.com/
They take 10 minutes to put on and they last for a month or two. I love them. No more clawing furniture, and it doesn't cause the cat any long term harm.
I am not even going to touch the tail docking issue.
I don't understand why we as humans think it is okay to change the way God has created living beings. A tail does no harm. If a horses tail is in the way, then braid it. It takes 10 seconds. Just about the length of time it would take you to spray fly spray.
My animals stay the way they came to me. My rabbit lives like a cat having full run of the house, my dog thinks she is part rabbit, part cat and part human. If you tried to tell her she is a dog she would laugh at you. And my animals are perfectly happy, perfectly healthy and cause no damage to my house.
I can only wait for the day that Canada bans these barbaric traditions.