PRO DECLAWS ARE OUTNUMBERED NOW
Collage by Ruth
It makes me very happy that so many more people in the USA now know the truth that declawing is a cruel, unnecessary, major surgery which ruins many cats lives and that they want to help educate others so that if declawing is not banned it will eventually become very unpopular.
My ultimate hope is for it to be illegal because no cat should ever have to suffer this abuse carried out by vets on behalf of either ignorant or uncaring people.
Ignorance can be excused, but the cold blooded intention to want the declawing of cats to continue whilst knowing the pain and disablement and possible complications they will suffer, can not be excused !
Look at the number of members in these Facebook groups now:
Stop The Declawing Madness 2,533
Paws With Claws Say No To Declawing 2,110
Pro Claw Do Not Declaw 1,117
Declawing Veterinarians Should Be blacklisted 1087
Cats Against Declawing 924
Ban Declawing 220
Declawing your pet is inhumane 191
Ban The Declawing of Cats in The USA 173
Stop Declawing Cats 165
The International Coalition Against Declawing 68
Educate Don’t Mutilate 57
and Declawing Cripples My Paws who educates tirelessly on her Facebook page has 3149 friends!
Total those and you get 11,794 against declawing.
You may say that some people are members of more than one group, well even so I’d like to bet that over TEN THOUSAND people are anti declaw on Facebook alone.
I help admin some of those groups and every day there are more people asking to join.
Then we have other sites, our very own favourite POC here of course being one of them which has many anti declaw regulars and visitors.
For a while our quest seemed hopeless but it seems worthwhile again now with so many more anti declaw people coming along and many Rescue Shelters having adoptees sign ‘no declaw contracts’.
Some UK ‘troops’ have lost heart, especially after the poor turn out at the recent Demonstration at St Louis, but maybe they will rejoin the battle now that it doesn’t seem so hopeless.