Note July 2012 – this page will be updated in the near future. It still works, just! Sorry for the inconvenience.
Sebastian’s Diary – Notes about declawing:
I can see no reason why they can’t do a complete U turn and start a promotional campaign with the backing of the AVMA. The campaign would be “Alternatives To Declawing” . It could be chargeable work in the form of seminars or group training by veterinarians or their assistants. The cost, per person, of the training would be the same or less than the cost of declawing. The veterinarians could then abandon declawing operations except in exceptionally rare, genuine cases. There would be no financial loss to the vets and a massive gain in qudos and status amongst the public – leading to long term financial gain.
Such an approach would put American veterinarians inline with those in Europe. It would put them on a par with European veterinarians. It would stop them being considered criminals under UK legislation. At present (2012) the American vet cannot be considered to be as good as the European vet because they practice declawing and it probably breaks US criminal code.
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