Joined: Jun 2005
How disgusting!!! Ive heard of someone killing pups that were not doing too well rather then putting the time into handraising them themselves and I think this is bad enough let alone actively culling pups that arnt up to standard.
When my MIL had a litter we had one little girl who never seemed to grow who we eventually lost to pneumonia but we at least know we did everything we could for her, my MIL took her to the vets repeatedly to check whether it was time to let her have peace or to keep fighting and paid alot of money on treatment for her, we spent two weeks handrearing her, I couldnt imagine just sitting back and letting her die when theres a chance of helping her!
There was also a little boy pup in the litter who was born last breach birth wasnt breathing and needed helping to get going and the dam just wouldnt accept him, so we handraised him also and he did great and went on the be the biggest of the litter, but wouldnt have made it if we hadnt of taken him out and handreared him!