We hate to be the ones to break this to you, but…
If you are 1) addicted to getting tattoos or piercings, 2) a resident of New York, and 3) also happen to be a dog… well, your life just got RUFF!
Also, if you're a tattoo-addicted canine, HOW ARE YOU EVEN READING THIS? Seriously, WHO taught you that? We're not even mad! That's AH-Mazing! You should go on tour!
But we digress!
The state of NY passed a law earlier this week OUTLAWING the tattooing or piercing of animals!!!
Which begs the question: People were piercing and inking up their BEFORE a law was passed?? What the french-fried f**k? Why????
A cattle brand we maybe understand — you know, in case your walking milk-makers wanders off the farm and a neighboring rancher tries to steal her, but straight-up tattooing your pets??? Who would do that?
Here are a few rules to live by…
Your beta fish does NOT need to get an itsy-ibtsy teardrop tattooed under his eye every time he kills another beta fish!
Your turtle does NOT need to get a purple bandana tattooed around it's head just because you thought you'd be clever and name him Donatello!
Your rooster does NOT need a cock ring!
And your cat definitely does NOT need a tattoo in some Old English font that says, "this pussy clean, this pussy juicy"!!
The law, which, as you can imagine, gained bipartisan support and was wholeheartedly endorsed by NY's Humane Society, is banning "unncessary body modification on animals," but exceptions will be made for piercings or tattoos that are made for medical reasons.
Good job, New York! We finally feel a little safer busting out our puckered starfish in public!
[Image via Instagram.]
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