A photo of a husky has gone viral after it showed it’s entire body shaved save for its head, while the image has inspired a thousand memes, it’s also sparked a debate on the internet as to whether it was a cruel action.
The photo was originally tweeted by user Omona Kami who captioned it, “If you’ve never seen a husky with absolutely no body hair then here you go. Enjoy.”
No explanation was given with regards to why the Husky was shaved.
Many are defending the owner, saying that the dog could have gotten into glue, has an allergy or it’s been shaved for surgery.
Which is unlikely since veterinarians will usually only shave in and around the area of the incision. Some even claim it could be the result of clever trick photography.
Others are very worried this was a cruel joke and that shaving a double coated dog is a dangerous choice.
This permanently destroys their coat and causes it to no longer function how it should ??
— Lily Stark (@StWolbodo) June 8, 2017
Sometimes there are medical reasons that a coat has to be shaved. Some dogs arrive at shelters covered in road tar. One never knows.
— Lorelei Mission (@LoreleiMission) June 8, 2017
Yes they have 2 layers of coating that helps maintain a healthy body temperature in cold AND hot weather
— Pool Boy (@andacious) June 8, 2017
This isn't cute. pic.twitter.com/DBJENqkBxh
— plant eating babe ⓥ (@kellyleighi) June 8, 2017
It could very well be photoshopped, but we’re doubtful as there is clearly an identical shadow in the frame.
The dog also seems to be in grooming salon since there is a protective cone seen in the background.
We hope there was a particular reason for shaving such a beautiful dog, if not, hopefully, the authorities will get involved.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.