Originally Posted by JenLovesPits
Because for the person it's nothing more than purple eyeshadow or an expensive watch. If your parents had cut your ears off when you were a baby, because they "liked how it looked" would you be ok with that?
Piercing ears and circumcising is just as permanent as a crop. There is no difference between them. They are cosmetic and the choice of the owner or parent.
I'll assume you spayed/neutered your dog though. That is removing entire organs, and is also cosmetic.
Inch or two of cartilage vs entire organs. Perhaps you should look in the mirror before judging others for their personal preferences.