Yes, they do. But this time it concerns wildcats, specifically, lions in captivity, which for me is just as bad if not worse.
First we stick ’em in a cage and them we chop off their toes and the people who arrange for this to be done probably say they are animal lovers and wildlife conservationists. We are good at deceiving ourselves, aren’t we?
The people who arranged for the declawing of 29 lions in New Zealand are, Craig Busch and Craig’s mother Patricia.
The two are fighting over the lions and their “Zion Wildlife Gardens”. Their business is broke, bankrupt, and the question is what to do next. Who owns the place?
The people who carried out the declawing and who are accomplices to this “barbaric” act (comment by former park owner Tim Husband) are the veterinarians who acted under Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry supervision. The declawing took place in 2009.
Declawed lions are harder to re-home! Makes me smile that because it has echos of what happens to domestic cats.
So under certain circumstances the government of New Zealand approve of declawing cats.
No doubt they will argue that it is a health and safety issue. This is a sort of “government speak”.
Lions should be preserved in the wild. They should be left alone and be given space. Humans should stop breeding and stop abusing other animals for financial benefit.
And so called conservationists should stop fooling themselves. Finally Craig and his dear mother should stop fighting over their failed business.
Think of the cats instead, please.