by Shocked and Ashamed
In America, for a cat, it is the NORM to be needlessly mutilated by a professional person who is highly paid and wearing a white coat
I live in the US and I don't even own a cat but many people I know do and I am totally shocked! I did not know really anything about declawing a cat. Here in the town I live (and I imagine in most of the US) it is just the norm.
Asking "oh hey did you declaw your cat?" is like asking did you get it neutered or vaccinated.
Declawing is just one of the steps you take as a pet owner. You assume that it is like neutering and that they don't feel anything during the procedure and they get medication so they are not in pain during the recovery.
I honestly thought it was just the nails. I really have no words to describe how absolutely speechless I am what declawing entails. I just happened to come to this website because I was looking up pics. of a singer and he owns a cat and his pic. is on your website.
I began to browse around because the pics of the cat at the top of the website is awesome he/she looks like a cheetah or something and I wanted to find out what kind of cat it was. From now on I will definitely discourage and spread the word about declawing.
I can't believe I encourage many people to get their cats declawed and thought they were not being proper owners or cheap because they had not had them declawed.
Hi.... Thanks for visiting. I hope you don't mind but I changed the title to one that is more focused on declawing and which comes from your well chosen words.
The problem is just that. It is considered the norm. The same as having a vaccination. This is due to decades of indoctrination by the veterinarians who have cynically misled the American people into believing cats are objects to modify and alter as if we are playing God.
The problem is deeply ingrained in the American psyche and it will take decades, I think, to eradicate this abnormality of thinking.
Please sign the petition and no doubt some of the "troops" will be in touch.
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