Chinese dog owner sues Vet for $144,000 for its death
Prosecutors in Tongzhou, a district in Beijing told the Global Times a man surnamed Yu, the owner of a dog farm in Shunyi district, sued the Vet surnamed Li, over the death of his dog at Yongchangjihe Animal Hospital three months ago while under going plastic surgery.
A report on the dog's death stated that it had died after its heart stopped after an anaesthesia administered during the operation, state run Global Times quoted a court's press release as saying.
Yu has demanded 880,000 Yuans (USD 144,000) compensation for his dog's death, claiming he bought it from another dog breeder in March, 2012 at that price.
Yu said he decided to give a face lift when it grew to about two years old and became suitable for mating.
"The skin of my dog's head was very flabby, so I wanted to cut part of his forehead and straighten the skin.
And also in this way, his hair would look longer as the rear part of the head will have more hair," said Yu.
The surgery cost 1,400 yuan. Yu said the forehead lift would make the dog look more attractive so he could make more profit.
Animal experts have said that performing plastic surgery for the aesthetic desire of owners and breeders is unfair to animals.
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