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Texas veterinarian declaws ‘quite a few’ raccoons a week — 8 Comments

  1. I do possess exotic animals, but they are ball pythons. If I were to have a raccoon, it would keep its claws as God intended. That’s what nail clippers are made for.

    • Agreed. This mutilation needs to be stopped. I will never have a declawed animal, unless medically necessary, such as with a polydactyl cat I had that had a “super claw”, which was growing into the side of another toe. I had just that claw removed. Same with tail docking, ear cropping, and devoicing of dogs. All unnecessary.

  2. This so cruel. If this is what you need to do to an animal to make it a pet, it’s too much. If the animal has to be confined to a habitat especially for it’s entire life, the habitat should be adapted to accommodate it, not mutilate the animal to fit it’s environment.

  3. https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/05/16/raccoons-as-pets.aspx

    People who take wild animals or feel the need to purchase exotic pets from breeders of wild animals are not normal. Fascination with a wild animal should not lead to them being captives for human egos. This was quite common growing up in the midwest someone grabbing a baby raccoon and trying to make a pet of it. Declawed or not they bite and even the one that was fixed became more and more aggressive as he aged. Wild animals tend to do well with humans until they reach an age of sexual maturity when their natural instincts take priority. Declawing a raccoon might stop some behaviors but not the instinct to bite when feeling cornered. Many reach 15-20 lbs and can do considerable damage to you or other pets. Pound for pound they have the body strength to do significant damage to someone.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2613835/Mother-19-facing-charges-pet-raccoon-attacks-newborn-baby.html

    • Thanks ME. Some humans are fascinated with possessing exotic animals. And they possess them as if they possess a fancy car or a new 45 inch television. Humans have to change their ways. This is one of their bad behaviors.

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