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You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA cruel couple have been banned from keeping animals for life after cropping the ears of their American bully puppies.James Voice, 31, and partner Lucy Thompson, 22, admitted cropping the ears of their three young puppies.RSPCA inspectors and police officers found 13 week old puppies Khaleesi and Nymeria, and 10 week old Enemy, all with the tips of their ears removed during a raid on their home on August 27.Ear cropping is an “incredibly painful” and increasing illegal practice, according to the RSPCA.It is illegal in England and Wales, under Section 5 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and means owners cannot crop their dogs’ ears or send them to have their ears cropped.The couple, who both live in Queen Elizabeth Road, Camp Hill, Nuneaton, were charged jointly with causing or permitting a mutilated procedure namely ear cropping to take place on their three puppies.Read MoreFace of the thug who assaulted a PCSO and police officer in Nuneatonpainful Inspector Beth Boyd said: “Police had a warrant to search for puppies with illegally cropped ears. There were three XL American bully puppies inside, all with cropped ears.”Thirteen week olds Khaleesi and Nymeria, and 10 week old Enemy all had the tips of their ears removed. This process can be incredibly painful for dogs and can also cause long term health, welfare and behaviour problems for the dogs.”As part of our enquiries we spoke to vets who had seen Khaleesi and Nymeria for vaccinations and they confirmed that both dogs had their ears intact at that point, meaning the cropping must have been carried out by the owners after their first vaccinations.”As a result, the puppies were seized and are set to be re homed.”Police seized all three dogs and they have remained in our care during the case,” the RSPCA inspector added.”Thankfully, they’ve been in foster homes where they’ve been doing really well and we’re thrilled that we can now rehome them all.”What happened in court The pair appeared Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (February 5 ) where they both pleaded guilty to one offence under Section 5 of the Animal Welfare Act for causing the cropping of three puppies’ ears..