New Zealand Dog News

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March 30, 2008

Men shy away from the unkindest cut

New Zealand men's sympathy for their pets' packages is an "ecological disaster waiting to happen", Unitec research has revealed.

It has shown that many Kiwi men do not have their pets neutered because they are concerned what the operation will do to their beloved animal's sexuality or masculinity.

Evidence from the SPCA-funded study showed just 80 per cent of men sterilised their cats or dogs, compared to more than 90 per cent of women. MORE>>

This is an interesting study. I just read in the paper last week about circumcision and how New Zealand were the biggest uptake, and also the biggest stopping of the inhuman act. I consider it barbaric, and I can't get my head around how it was deemed 'normal' back then. I mean... cutting some skin in your most sensitive place. I mean... if we were designed to NOT have the skin there, then why do men have it.. and women for that matter.

But then, circumcision is not like neutering. I would like to see what people thought of neutering when circumcision was in fashion.


  • At 8:28 p.m., Anonymous Hugh7 said…

    That's an interesting question, but if it should turn out men were readier to have their dogs neutered back then, it would be hard to show that they were connected.

    What's striking is that docking dogs' tails has been made illegal, there was outrage about a man who cropped his dog's ears in Rotorua a couple of years ago (what happened to him?), you would be reported to the SPCA if you circumcised a dog, yet it's still legal in New Zealand to cut the most sensitive part off a human baby's penis.

  • At 11:36 p.m., Blogger Natalie said…

    You are quite right... I like how you related circumcision to the barbaric practice of ear chopping.


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