There is a time and place for declawing
I understand your opinion. But their are times where declawing means the cat will continue to live. For an example: I have a 5 month old kitten who was dropped off at my work a the age of 3 wks.
I have health issues to where it is not safe for me to get scratched. This kitten also has health issues which means she will be on meds for her whole life 2x a day.
She doesn’t like taking them. To take her to the shelter would mean a death sentence (too many healthy kittens).
This week she was declawed (both the vet and my doctor recommended it and soft claws didn’t work since she just pulled them off)..
She was on the best pain killers possible. It has been 4 days and she acts as if nothing happened.
I feel that doing it to protect furniture is wrong but there is a time and place for declawing.
I also believe it is just a cruel leaving a cat outside to get in fights or get ran over.