Infographic on US state of Virginia poised to ban cat declawing (the third state)

Virginia poised to ban declawing Nov 19, 2022
Virginia poised to ban declawing Nov 19, 2022. Infographic by MikeB.
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

To anyone who cares anything about animal welfare this is great news. Great credit must be given to the politician who is introducing the proposed legislation (see infographic). The declawing of cats, for non-therapeutic reasons, in America and to a lesser extent in Canada is one of the world’s greatest examples of violence against animals, in all of the planet’s history. Millions of kittens have been brutally injured. It is horrendous and the world’s greatest veterinarian/author, Dr Bruce Fogle, bravely describes it as ‘barbaric’ in one of his many excellent books.

Other British veterinarians keep quiet about it to their shame. If vets keep quiet about it, they are unwittingly supporting it. They are accomplices to the crime and believe me it is a crime in over 30 countries. It is just that America is out of step with the world. But they are gradually catching up. In the meantime, millions of kittens continue to be brutally injured, and it is legal. The exact same operation would be entirely illegal (criminal) if it was carried out for non-therapeutic purposes (99.9% are) in other countries.

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This is the woman who is proposing the Virginia ban:

Gwendolyn W. "Wendy" Gooditis
Gwendolyn W. “Wendy” Gooditis. Image: Project.

Here are some more articles on the complications of cat declawing:

Declawed cats are seven times more likely to pee in inappropriate places

A lot of vet techs are forced to work at declawing veterinary clinics against their wishes

Because cat owners are experiencing problems with their declawed cat after the operation it is common for them to take ...
NJ vets have a poor argument as to why they declaw cats

American veterinarians’ excuse for declawing is plain wrong

For quite a while the American state of New Jersey has been debating a ban on declawing cats. It looks ...
California Legislature

Disaster: California’s bill to ban declawing died at committee stage

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Declawing a lioness in a Palestinian zoo

Declawed cats cry in pain throughout the night (clinic employee)

A veterinary clinic employee wrote to Mercury News in response to a previous letter which supported cat declawing. The person ...
cats sleeping together

Can a declawed cat live with a clawed cat?

Someone, somewhere asked whether they can adopt a cat who is not declawed when their resident cat is declawed. The ...

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Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

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