Sam Asghari Says He and Britney Spears Will Not Crop New Puppy’s Ears, Calls the Practice ‘Selfish’
On Wednesday, the 27-year-old actor shared a video on his Instagram Story explaining a few of the reasons why he and his fiancée made the decision not to have their Doberman puppy, Porsha, undergo the procedure.
“First of all, we love her floppy ears,” he said. “Two, she’s a lover not a fighter. She’s a protector. And three, it turns out that it’s actually pretty cruel to do that to Dobermans or any dog. It’s actually a fashion statement. It’s something that people do for cosmetic reasons, and you know, all the other excuses that are out there.”
Asghari added that Porsha’s tail had already been docked when they got her, insisting that they would have not opted to have that procedure done either had they been given the choice.
Cropping a puppy’s ears “actually affects the puppy psychologically and creates that trauma because puppies are so young, and they’re developing,” he continued. He said that, while he does like the aesthetic of the pointed ears, cropping a dog’s ears “is literally being selfish.”
“I highly recommend you educate yourself on these things,” he concluded, assuring his followers that he was previously unaware of the effects of cropping a dog’s ears. “I thought these dogs come up with their ears like that.”