The work we do on the internet to stop declawing is great. It does some good, no doubt about it. But, yes there is always a but, we also need to do more on the ground, face to face with people. In short we need to create some waves. Declawers can ignore the internet. All the causes that have been won have started on the street.
And in order to do that we need at least a measly 100 people who support a ban on declawing to join up in the USA and protest outside a prominent establishment that supports declawing, does declawing or has the means to do something about it.
I believe that there are at least one hundred people in the United States who detest declawing, have the time to protest and the money to do it. In fact I am convinced that there are hundreds of thousands of good people who meet these three criteria.
Where are you? I am prepared to get on a plane and come over and do what I have to do. I want to make a mark – achieve something important. To do that I am prepared to take risks and spend time and money.
Please remember that I am in London, England so it is harder for me.
Lets pick a place where we can protest and then find 100 troops to do it. We can make arrangements on the internet and the whole event might take 2 or three days.
We can contact the press. Get on TV. Is this scary? No. It is all legal and it has never been done before – a protest against declawing in the USA (as far as I am aware).
I want to do this for the cats of America.
Now, I honestly don’t expect this to take off. But I have to at least try…:)
Update 1st Sept. 2010:
Draft Proposals for the Demonstration at the America’s Center, St. Louis 17th July 2011