I’m sure you’ve seen this viral photo of a shaved husky online over the past couple of days, but the photo that seemed harmless to some is sparking a lot of outrage from animal lovers.
The photo was first seen and shared on Twitter when @OmonaKami posted the photo with the caption, “If you’ve never seen a husky with absolutely no body hair then here you go. Enjoy.”
The photo got thousands of re-tweets, likes and comments. It’s unclear why the husky was shaved but there was and still are a lot of comments from people who say shaving a husky is very cruel.
Doing this to double coated dogs is extremely bad for both their coat and their health. Most likely his hair will never grow back the same..— Gabe 🌐🌵🌵🌵🌵 (@CarruthGabriel) June 8, 2017
Sometimes I wonder, why are there such idiots who do the biggest nonsense thinking it's fun?— Werit@ (@AguilarsIs) June 12, 2017
This permanently destroys their coat and causes it to no longer function how it should 😭😔— Lily Stark (@StWolbodo) June 8, 2017
The person who originally posted the photo on Twitter said he found the photo online and it doesn’t belongs to him so we really don’t know why the husky was shaved. Was it for a prank? Preparing the dog for surgery? We really don’t know, but the reason why this photo caused a lot of concern is because there are some dogs, like a husky, that have two layers of fur to help “regular their internal and external temperatures.”