Our World. Nature is bigger than us. Photo NASA, restored by Royce Bair (Flickr)
I was given permission to use this quote by Poochu who lives in India:
'Declawing a pet is a crime against Mother Nature'
He is a very wise man who cares about all cats and like the rest of us who truly love cats he knows that Nature provides cats with claws because they need them.
Photo Montage by Ruth
Knowing all the possible consequences both physical and mental which declawed cats face, even if declawing was not extremely painful and traumatic for cats and even if it didn't disable them for life, how can anyone think it is acceptable to put a cat at risk of those consequences?
Declawing is a crime, it's the stealing of healthy body parts necessary to a cat's health and to his fulfillment as a cat.
A comment on another page,which I also have permission to quote, says:
'Declawing is a serious crime by the vets who get away with doing it. What's more, the people who work for them and help them are accessories and they should all be prosecuted as should the people who pay them to do the crime'
I can only agree.