LOVE Island's Jack Fincham is once again in hot water for showing off his dog with clipped ears.
People called Jack "disgusting" for having a dog with clipped ears and a docked tail, even though the reality star assured them his pooch Elvis was well loved.
Jack, 29, came under fire after posting a photo of himself catching a train alongside his beloved Elvis.
He captioned the Instagram selfie: "Me and my best pal rolling on the train solo. Always by my side dunno what I’d do without you."
But his two million followers were quick to point out the "cruel" cropped ears.
"Will be unfollowing. Dog ears are cropped….it’s illegal in the uk. Dogs are getting imported like this. Sad as," wrote one Instagram user.
Another added: "Cropped ears 😢😢. So cruel. Let's hack off a bit of your ears eh."
And a third said: "Another so called dog lover with a dog with clipped ears disgusting."
Jack’s dog Elvis is a Cane Corso, an Italian breed of mastiff and while docking and clipping is common for the breed, it doesn’t make it any less cruel.
The British Veterinary Association says on its website that the procedure should be banned for all breeds of dogs, unless it is carried out by a veterinary surgeon for medical reasons (eg injury).
Docking causes puppies and dogs to suffer unnecessary pain and means they are deprived of a vital form of canine expression in later life.
Meanwhile ear cropping is banned in many countries as the procedure is thought to be purely cosmetic and is considered animal cruelty.
Some owners argue that cropped ears are for health benefits such as minimising ear infections and improving hearing but there is no data to support this claim
Jack revealed back in July that he had got Elvis from Russia, imported by Protection Dogs WorldWide.
He also has Sandy, a bulldog he bought while he was dating and living with his Love Island ex Dani Dyer.
The dad-of-one recently hit back at critics, ensuring them Elvis was very well looked after.
He took offence to several followers who dared to comment on the fact that Elvis’s ears had been cropped into points, while telling one who criticised the dog’s docked tail to “bore off”.
The dad of one posted a photo of him and Elvis enjoying a walk, which he captioned: “Weekend with the big fella xx”
One concerned follower wrote: “Your dogs tail s cut well stupid. 1. How to ruin the look of a dog. 2. Be a cruel person. Don’t tell me it’s imported. Yeah course it isn’t [sic].”
To which Jack furiously replied: “Bore off. That dog is my life.”
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