Do Americans want to keep declawing? Yes
You cannot escape the conclusion that Americans (as a nation) want to retain the practice of declawing cats. I have no option other than to come to that unhappy conclusion. Why am I so sure?
Because over about 60 years or so, Americans have had ample opportunity to stop doing it. Over that time more people annually have declawed their cat.
The law is ultimately in the hands of the people. It is by the people for the people. The people are doing almost nothing to change. There is little lobbying of politicians to change the law. There seems to be little change in the underlying attitude towards it even though at one time after the spate of declaw bannings in some major cities, I had thought change was coming.
Most or at least half of the comments on PoC criticising declawing come from English people or people in countries other than America despite most visitors being Americans.
Stopping declawing is not on the agenda for Americans. The demonstration that I tried to organise confirms that. Four hundred people agreed to come on it but when push came to shove, when words had to be converted to action it all melted away.
You simply have to come to the regrettable and unhappy conclusion that the United States (and Canada) are no where near ready to stop declawing their cats. By and large there is a large body of people in the US who want to declaw their cat and who believe it is OK to do it.
As I have said before I find it very strange that tens of millions of Americans are prepared to commit a criminal act and perpetrate animal cruelty under UK law and the law of many European countries and Israel.
Wake up America! It is a terrible reflection on your attitude towards animals.