Sometimes it seems as if there is some sort of conspiracy amongst pro declaw people. They write on-line articles advising the declawing of cats and listing the pros of it but those pros are always for people’s benefit, never for the benefit of cats. They play down or totally dismiss the seriousness of the operation, the pain the cat suffers and the mental and physical effects declawing has on cats.
When other pro declaws post comments agreeing with the writer, they appear under the article. But when anti declaws comment (and I do know of many articles anti declaws have commented on) pointing out the cruelty and the cons of declawing for the cat, those comments very rarely appear as the writer of the article deletes them.
Collage by Ruth
This makes it obvious that the writers are afraid more people will read the truth. Those writers don’t want declawing to be stopped.
Maybe some are Veterinarians making a huge profit from the declawing of cats, maybe some are their staff who earn blood money and maybe some are people who just don’t care that cats suffer as long as they can continue to take this easy way out for themselves instead of providing the cat with scratching materials and training to use them.
Whatever the reason, the truth is that they are running scared because if people reading their biased articles read comments against declawing underneath those articles, most would join those of us who already know that there are no pros to declawing, there are only cons.
For the cat NONE
For the cat MANY
Cats are born with claws because they need entire healthy paws with claws for balance, walking, grooming, exercise and self defence.
Declawing is the amputation of the cats end toe joints, there is no other way to remove the claws except by removing the bone they are firmly embedded into. Laser declawing is equally as cruel as any other method.
Declawing causes many cats a lifetime of physical and/or mental problems. Despite the tired old excuse vets who declaw use, that if they didn’t declaw cats there would be more homeless cats, many declawed cats are relinquished to Rescue Shelters.
On admission to Kill Shelters many declawed cats are immediately killed because of problems which render them unrehomeable. Many declawed cats admitted to No Kill Shelters are unrehomeable and caged for life.
Cats should never be declawed for the sake of babies, children, people with compromised immune systems,elderly frail people, dogs, or furniture.
There are plenty of alternatives which work very well in the countries where declawing is recognised correctly as animal abuse and is banned.
The most basic truth of all is that it is not compulsory to have a cat,a cat is not a possession, he is a living feeling creature with the right to live the life he was born to live,with the claws that he needs to live that life.
It is wrong to take a kitten and have his toe ends amputated just incase he scratches where he shouldn’t.If a kitten does scratch where he shouldn’t then it’s not his fault, it’s the fault of the people who haven’t provided him with something to scratch on and taught him how to use it.
Declawing is the uneccessary, cruel abuse of cats.