Declawing video… What do you think?

by Maggie Sharp
(Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

This is a video of which I considered to be very untrustworthy, it shows the declaw procedure and afterwards it shows the two happy cats!

Take a look at the long haired mainly black cat, she looks very traumatized to me… And look at how the short haired mainly white cat’s paws seem to twist off to the side in some parts of the video… I don’t think these cats are happy at all, despite how the video makes them look.

Here is the link to the oringinal video, just incase the above video doesn’t work…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLzvnVTe4po

Hi Maggie… thanks for this. Personally, I am unable to watch these videos! I just find them too sickening. And the images tend to stay in the mind. Sorry Maggie.

I hope other people see it and comment. Thanks again for finding this and thinking about it.

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May 10, 2010
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by: Maggie Sharp

Thanks, Ruth. I’ll do that, though, hopefully I won’t get into copyright trouble… I might contact Michael and ask for permission to use the pictures on this site too.


May 09, 2010
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by: Ruth

Hi again Maggie,I’ll ask around for some photos for you to use and if you go to www.google.com and click on ‘images’ then put ‘declawing’ in the search box, pages and pages of pictures come up.Some are horribly upsetting of course.
Good luck with your video.


May 09, 2010
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by: Maggie Sharp

Yes, I can easily put it onto YouTube, though, if it’s okay I might wait another 2 weeks to start it, as that’s when I go on holidays…

In the mean time, could you (or anyone who can) send me any and all claw related photos of which I can use, they can be declawed photos or clawed photos.

My email is hi.hi1hi[at]yahoo.com
…[at] is a substitue for @


May 09, 2010
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To Maggie
by: Ruth

Yes a lot of our comments get removed because pro declaw people like to hide the truth. But take comfort Maggie that the person him/herself has to read them to know what we say,before they remove them. So it’s worth keeping on doing that,although it is very frustrating that everyone doesn’t read what we wrote.
If you could make a video yourself that would be amazing, I wouldn’t even know where to begin !
It would have such an impact as we could send it around to everyone we know, put it on groups etc and as you say it would get us more signatures on our petition.
Could you put it on YouTube too I wonder ?
I think it’s a brilliant idea of yours.


May 08, 2010
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Ruth
by: Maggie Sharp

It seems this horrid person is deleting our comments… Hiding from the truth of declawing at his cats’ expense… Poor little kitties…

I had an idea, I’m a bit hesitant to put it forward publicly, but on the topic of videos, I thought maybe I could make one about declawing, it could have photos etc and it could have the link to the petition too. It would educate people about declawing, and it could possibly get your petition more signatures… What do you think?


May 08, 2010
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I couldn’t look
by: Tracey (England)

Guys I’m so very sorry but I couldn’t bring myself to watch it because If I did it would never leave my mind.

I have a very good imagination so I’m confident of what I would see which is all I can do; sorry again.

I feel nothing but contempt for these people; I cry when I think of the trauma the cats are going though. I too cuddle my cats to take my mind of the sick individuals that think this is ok.

As for ‘happy’ cats; please! who the hell are you trying to convince? how stupid do you think we are?! The author of the video ought to be made to suffer similar trauma.

Pitiful creatures and the keepers of these cats dear god I would NEVER have any surgery done to my cat that wasn’t for his benefit. How can you live with yourself?


May 08, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Those video clips are so terrible.I do think anyone contemtplating having there cat declawed should be made to watch not just parts of it like that but the whole thing.To see every last toe end cut or burned off.It said it takes 45 minutes.I say make them watch it all.
As for the vets doing it,they are beneath human contempt.


May 08, 2010
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by: Ruth

Yes it could do with lots of anti declaw comments.I comment on as many as I can, usually with Katt somewhere in my name.
It makes me so angry that people think laser declawing is humane,when in reality it’s just another way of amputating the cat’s toe ends and leaves the cat just as disabled.

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May 07, 2010
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Spread the word
by: Maggie Sharp

http://www.youtube.com/user/Idiopathogen

There is the link to the profile page of the person who published the video, you can leave him a comment, the page is public so anyone can see what you write. I left a comment, in my opinion, any publicity against declawing is good publicity.


May 07, 2010
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Disgusting!
by: Maggie Sharp

Oh my gosh! They’re burning the cat’s claws!!! It’s literally being burnt!!! I can’t believe what I just saw!!! That must be absolutely agonising of the poor cat… Or should I say, kitten! 7 months old… When my cat was 7 months old he was being a kitten, climbing curtains, playing, scratching… The only surgery he had was neutering… He certainly wasn’t having his toes burnt off!


May 07, 2010
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Brave Maggie
by: Ruth

Maggie you are very brave to look for these educational videos. I’ve seen all sorts of horrible things when working for vets but I never did get hardened to animals suffering.I coped at the time for the sake of the clients,it wouldn’t have helped to have the nurse crying over them,but it always got to me later.
I still have some unforgetable awful scenes in my mind at times.
I do find it very hard to watch these videos and I do understand some people can’t, but Fran is right,they need to comment and say so.
Some of the laser declaw ones are very graphic, you can almost smell the burning flesh !
I notice there’s a lack of them showing the poor cats when they try to walk or use their missing claws.
A lot is hidden behind closed doors !
This one you posted showed the op,the cats in the cages still dopey and then the cats at home but missed out the huge chunk in between.
That’s why most vets keep them in overnight at least.They go home prettied up and people think it wasn’t so bad !
If you feel up to it anyone,you can copy and paste this laser declawing ad for the ‘assistant’ that makes declawing more enjoyable for the vet !!
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/clearview-laser-declaw-assistant/2593870111
One and a half minutes long.This clip has stopped some people from declawing their cats !


May 07, 2010
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Thanks
by: Maggie Sharp

Thanks everyone, I was really pleased to see the comments of this page. To those whom didn’t watch the video, please, don’t feel bad, I don’t blame you for not wanting to watch it, I had to force myself to watch it. I’m deciding whether or not I should watch a laser declaw video, I know I don’t want to, but I feel that I need to know what happens to these cats.

Ruth, and everyone else who is against declawing, I know for a fact that you have convinced many people to not declaw cats, this, in conjunction with your petition, is already so much. Just think how many cats have been saved just by the signatures on your petition, correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s a very significant number…

I’ve seen people who torment animals, they are anthropocentric heart-less fools, and no matter how much I try, I still struggle to work out how their minds work… I spend hours thinking about it, but I just can’t get to a conclusion… Why do they think it’s okay to torment and abuse animals? What is going through their minds at the exact moment of which they do these things?? Do they feel no guilt?


May 07, 2010
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Another one
by: Ruth

I’ve just seen another video on YouTube,there are a lot !
In this one a newly declawed cat still in bandages at home, is bewildered and crying in distress,on her back legs, painful front paws waving in the air.
The people are actually LAUGHING and rolling a ball to the cat !!!
As if she feels like playing !!
It’s too horrible and upsetting to post here.
Words can’t describe how angry I feel that cats are suffering this way all the time !

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May 07, 2010
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I watched
by: Carol

OK I’ve watched it from start to finish.I didn’t think I could go on as I felt so sick,but I’ve done it
FOR THE CATS.
It’s a major operation,no less,that’s what it is.Done for no good reason at all that I can think of.
Seeing it done and then afterwards seeing those crippled confused cats skulking about,SUPPOSEDLY happy.Those cat abusers are joking of course!They DON’T LOVE THIER CATS.
I don’t care what anyone says,people who make their cats go through that are CAT ABUSERS.
Vets who do it are more than that,they are EVIL.
Why can’t everyone see what we see,that declawing is VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY CRUEL?


May 07, 2010
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Stand up and be counted
by: Fran

I’ve just written more or less the same as this on the crush video page….but now feel I have to write it here too….
Yes watching stuff like this makes you feel sick but if none of us posted it and none of us watched it it would go on unchecked.
As much as we’d like to we can not bury our heads in the sand and I for one am full of admiration for the people who research and write about horrible things happening.
Stand up and be counted animal lovers.
Ignoring stuff like this won’t make it go away.
If you can’t watch it at least leave a comment that you can’t as some others have.
Because that is a protest against it too.


May 07, 2010
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I’m in awe
by: Sue

I’m in total awe of those of you who have watched that video for the good of the anti declawing campaign.I started to but had to stop more or less straight away.Seeing that poor cat being examined ready for the cruel procedure was all I could take.
I had to sit and cuddle my own beautiful cats to take my mind away from what happens every single day in America.
Sorry I’m so cowardly.


May 07, 2010
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Declawing Video
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

Thanks to “P.O.C” i have understood the term “De-CLAWING CATS”, a real painfull s urgery although performed under anaesthesia.
I wonder why pet owners can’t let their cats be normal cats, the ultimate joy of “pet Ownership”.

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May 06, 2010
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Horrible
by: Anonymous

I can’t watch the video.Reading the comments has me crying.
I absolutley hate and despise vets who declaw and the people who have it done on their cats disgust me.
I love cats you see.


May 06, 2010
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CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL
by: Angel

Just look at that vet jagging that needle about trying to get it into the vein.Just look at that tube making the cat gag as the incompetent cat abuser tried to get it down its windpipe.That’s before tying the torniquet so tight to stop the bleeding,then cutting and hacking at the toe bones.
If this is supposed to promote declawing then it has badly failed.
CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL
I cried to see those cats in cages,confused and then later on at home,obviously still stunned.
I can’t bear to think how they felt when the pain medication wore off and when they realised their toe ends had gone.
CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL
Maggie well done for putting this on here,EVERY person who thinks declawing is so great should be tied to a chair and made to watch every second of those cats suffering.
And what for?
For lazy ignorant selfish people who DO NOT deserve cats.
CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL


May 06, 2010
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I’m shocked
by: Fran

I’m truly shocked at what those cats go through.Needles in their legs and paws,tubes down their throats,toe ends sawed at and twisted off.
They talk so lightly on that film of pain medication and morphine and bandages and all the rest of it.How it can be allowed to go on when it’s so cruel I don’t know.
Those cats looked so bewildered and no wonder.Taking those healthy parts away is indescribably cruel.
They don’t look happy to me either.
I had to make myself watch because as Ruth said, how can we fight it wuthout knowing exactly what they do.
But it will haunt my dreams tonight,I know.


May 06, 2010
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Thanks Maggie
by: Ruth

Thanks Maggie,I hope a lot of people see and comment on this.I’ll certainly be passing it around.
I have to force myself to watch videos like this, I have to do it for the sake of the cats suffering this cruel operation.We need to watch so we know what we are talking about.But I do understand it can be more than upsetting for some people,so Michael and anyone else unable to watch, please don’t feel bad about it !
I sit here crying many an hour while working on our ban declawing campaign,feeling so sorry for those cats and feeling so very helpless too !
How I agree with you Maggie, those cats don’t look at all happy, in fact both look traumatised and their paws so obviously painful !
Happy well cats don’t hide !
I also noticed the needle into the vein and the breathing tube down the throat weren’t done very professionally or gently.
No matter how much they tried to make it appear a minor thing to the cats, to put them through the fear, the pain and the trauma of that totally unecessary operation is WRONG.
How anyone can think declawing is acceptable is beyond my understanding.
I ache to do more to stop it but am at a loss what more to do:



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Declawing video… What do you think? — 2 Comments

  1. Hi there! Thank you for sharing this video with others to share the horror about cat declawing. We’d love your support of our documentary which we are using to help ban cat declawing in the US and Canada.
    Check out the trailer It is an excellent film that is totally inspiring because Jennifer Conrad has managed to help ban de-clawing in 8 cities in California already! We need nationwide support, though to get this to happen. If you can share the trailer link on facebook or on this site, that would be great!

    Thanks so much and keep up the awesome work! Together we can do this!

    Michelle

    • Hi Michelle. Thanks for commenting and linking to the video. I can’t watch these videos anymore. It is too sickening. There are about 150 pages on this site that criticise declawing. I think for the time being I have done my bit. I’ll do some more later.

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