By Ruth aka Kattaddorra
Some people are desperate to keep declawing legal!
A face book friend has had a fiery debate with another friend (now an ex friend) because she asked her to sign a petition to ban declawing and she refused because SHE doesn’t want it banned.
My friend asked for help to convince this ‘crazy’ woman, as she described her, just how cruel declawing cats really is.
Many of us tried, but we failed, even after all the evidence we presented to her and even after seeing graphic pictures of a cat’s severed toe ends she still insisted she was right. .
What can you do with a person like that?
Here are some of her ridiculous and ignorant statements:
‘What about the cost of that expensive couch that your cat clawed up trying to sharpen its claws?’
There we have it, she’s a furniture worshipper.
‘What about that nice eye gouging that your child received for trying to hold the cat?’
A child trying to hold the cat, hmmm, I’d say a child abusing a cat in some way because he hasn’t been taught to be gentle and to respect cats. But eye gouging out? I’ve never known a cat gouge anyone’s eye out, have you?
‘Declawing does not disable cats it makes it so they cannot use those razor sharp claws to harm humans or property’
There we go again, razor sharp claws harming humans and property. Why do people who think that way have a cat as a pet if they are so very dangerous?
‘Declawed cats become scared? So that is why my declawed cat fights with my pit-bull right. because it is soooooooo scared’
This really worried me, a declawed cat fighting a pit bull terrier, this can only have a tragic ending for the cat.
‘You say declawed cats may not use the litter box? Really ? But cats become “dirty” for many reasons’
So the truth is she thinks cats are dirty, again I ask, why does she have a cat as a pet? Oh I know, it’s so her child can amuse himself abusing the defenceless cat and her pit bull can enjoy ‘fighting’ with him.
‘Some say cats become aggressive when declawed? Really…… so they are not aggressive when they have claws? They do not scratch and bite when they have claws?’
If cats scratch and bite they have good reason to do so! I’d say any cat in her care would have good reason to be aggressive because his life must be a misery.
‘So it is ok to do an invasive surgery to spay/neuter an animal right. and that is painless right. and has no emotional effect on them right. just ask your husband how he would feel to wake up tomorrow to having no testicles see what he says. see how much he depends on those testicles to be a man’
Yes the same old chestnuts about spay/neuter and men’s testicles, oh but she forgot to mention circumcision, she slipped up there,
‘I muzzle my dogs to prevent them from harming people, and I declaw my cats so that they cannot hurt people’
So she has vicious dogs that have to be muzzled and she ignorantly thinks that her cats if not declawed would run riot and hurt people.
People like her just won’t listen to the truth, they will say ANYTHING to justify their cruelty.
Which is exactly why declawing MUST be banned!