Ernesto Rodrigues from Stokes County, North Carolina has stirred up quite a bit of controversy after tattooing his four-month-old pit bull, Duchess. Rodrigues claims that he has tattooed his other pit bull as well, and he does it as a form of branding incase something were to happen to them. He actually compared it to branding farm animals.

Most people are claiming that this is a form of animal cruelty, but Rodrigues stands by his statement that is wasn't because the puppy didn't feel a thing. Apparently, Duchess was already asleep when she received the tattoo after visiting the vet. But some believe that his story just isn't adding up.

What do you think? Is tattooing a puppy going too far, or was it a good idea?




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