DECLAWED V CLAWED
Poster by Ruth
My inspiration for this article was a comment on another page that ‘Cats are resilient and can handle a lot’.
This was written by a person who has a declawed cat, seemingly one of the lucky ones with no complications from the declawing …..yet …..
This truly shocked me! As if a totally unnecessary operation to amputate the cats toe ends was excusable because cats are resilient and can handle a lot!
Why should any cat HAVE to be resilient,why should any cat HAVE to handle a lot by suffering cruel surgery for the convenience of people who don’t like it that cats have claws!
Each and every cat deserves the good health, happiness and fulfillment their claws bring them. Each and every cat has the right to use those claws to exercise, to groom, to balance and of course to defend themselves.
Indoors or outdoors, cats NEED their claws!
Cats lives are very short in comparison with ours, so why risk their health and take the enjoyment of that short life from them by taking their toe ends away?
I long for the day when declawing is history worldwide and the only people with cats in their lives are those who truly love cats, claws and all.