Animals are born beautiful! seeks to end Invasive Cosmetic & Convenience Procedures (ICCPs) on animals in the United States.
Invasive Cosmetic and Convenience Procedures (ICCPs) include cutting or puncturing an animal for any reason that does not benefit the animal or society. This includes prophylactic and other invasive cosmetic and convenience procedures, such as:
- Tail docking (tail amputation)
- Ear cropping (cutting off or reducing the size of an animal’s ears)
- Claw removal (amputation of the last joint of an animal’s “toes”)
- Tendonectomy (severing digital tendons)
- Devocalization (silencing or reducing the volume of an animal by cutting the vocal chords)
- Tattooing (permanent marking by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin)
- Cosmetic piercing (creating a hole through skin or cartilage, typically to insert a decorative item)
ICCPs do not include spaying and neutering because these procedures benefit society by keeping animal populations in check.
Sign up to hear from us about updates and events.
(Don't worry. You'll only hear from us...and not a billion times a week!)