This is a printable essay on declawing cats for students, which is free to be used as you wish under a creative commons license. The declawing of cats is a controversial topic. It goes to the heart of our relationship with the domestic cat. For that reason it is an important topic. This essay should be very useful to a lot of people who wish to argue against declawing. It was written by a renowned expert on the declawing of cats and a campaigner against it; Ruth aka Kattaddorra.
If you click on the following link you will be taking to the document. It opens a new tab or window in your browser.
As you might notice, the document is presented in what is called a PDF file. This is a file which is more suited to being printed. You will see controls on the page where the essay is, which allow you to print it with ease. I would like students to use the facility so that they can produce a hardcopy and take it to their school and discuss it, for example.
There is still a place in the modern world for a hardcopy of a document as it can be photocopied and distributed to people who do not have access to a computer at that time or at all.
Should any visitor wish this website to prepare any other essay about the domestic cat then please leave a comment and ask. The administrator of this website is extremely keen to improve the welfare of the domestic cat in the world which depends largely on the knowledge of cat caretakers. Education is the way to improvements in domestic cat welfare and the same goes, by the way, for the wild cat species.
The best place to educate is at school. The best people to educate are children and teenagers because they are more likely to have open and receptive minds. If a child is well educated on the matter of cat declawing they will understand that it is improper and against the welfare of a domestic cat when done for non-therapeutic reasons (which is what happens 99.9% of the time); then they are well placed to spread the word in the future.