Still, the procedures are still legal in provinces like Ontario, and in the United States, and breeders will most likely continue the cropping practice in those places. More, should the restrictions become even more widespread, breeders claim they may be forced to turn to those who are not vets to do the procedures in order to maintain the breed integrity.

We applaud the measure to restrict the cropping, and hope that the societal change Dr. Stiles hopes for does indeed happen.