Thanks Monika and Jan, signed.
Done, thank you Monika
I'll never understand how this is legal
Up to date, great thanks.
This is a long battle indeed. I wonder how many of the declawing advocates would like to have their finger and toe nails pulled out.
Signed. My cat, Miss Kitty, was rescued from the streets. She had been declawed on her front claws. She had very little chance to defend herself. A friend found her hiding under her steps, and I gave her my home, literally. She's a dear. We have conversations, I have no idea what we're saying but she enjoys it. That's all the matters. She hasn't been outside since she adopted me over 4 years ago.
Thanks Monika, signed.
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Thanks Monika and Jan, signed.
thanks monika, signed.
Signed , thanks Monika
This mutilation has to be banned. I don't understand how any vet can do it.
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 30/1
Tell Tufts-Cummings Veterinary School : Declawing Is Mutilation, Stop Justifying It ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Cher- 12 minutes ago - friendsofanimals.org
Declawing doesn't keep cats in "good" homes. Instead, cats suffer excruciating pain and are abandoned anyway because declawing is not a
signed. thank you, monika.
Signed the new one - I still cannot understand why a vet would even consider this procedure, because it is a mutilation.
thank you, monika. done.
All petitions signed
done. thank you.
SIGNED! THANK YOU.
Lenicka for the DC man story
Absolutely signed. Thank you Monika!
DC Man - for that monster there's no punishment harsh enough ... poor kitties R.I.P.
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Yes , it is Jan. It is in so many countries forbidden because of the cruelty.
Thank you all for signing!
Signed - it is taking me a while to catch up on everything! What a terrible mutilation this is.
Noted and signed Current Monika :0 Thank-you Ladies who have contributed to this Thread :0
all done. thank you, lenicka and monika.
Thanks Monika !
both signed. thank you, monika dear.
Signed for sure. Merci Monika!
Hello dear Sandi ! So many of my dear friends are around, how wonderful!
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signed all. thank you, dear.
Not sure how I missed this but, going back as far as I can
Good Morning dear Lenicka !
Good morning Monika
Petiton signed, letter sent. Thanks Monika and Anneke!
Thanks for the forward Anneke
Bruce Tanski, Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Tanski Construction & Development, LLC
Dear Chief Executive Officer Tanski,
I am writing to ask that you please discontinue your requirement for tenants to declaw cats homed in any of your properties. This is a cruel, archaic procedure that causes suffering and pain, undesirable patterns and behaviour and has been recognized as such internationally. Declawing is illegal or restricted in over 20 countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada. Cities such as San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Norfolk, VA ban declawing — while Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Malibu and Santa Monica are evaluating similar legislation. The Humane Society of the U.S. and ASPCA oppose declawing. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons rejects the operation, describing it as "mutilation."
Overwhelming evidence demonstrates declawing causes severe behavioral problems that often lead guardians to abandon their animals in overcrowded shelters; 33% of declawed cats begin post-procedure, according to a 2001 study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA). National shelter surveys reveal that 70-80% of cats surrendered for offensive behavior are declawed. Declawed felines enter shelters with behavioral issues like biting or not using the litter box, claims shelter director William Lombardi of Gloucester County, New Jersey. For the estimated 70% of declawed cats who are euthanized, the surgery is a death sentence.
Moreover, declawing generates suffering and permanent disability. The invasive procedure amputates not only the claw, but also the entire last "knuckle" of a cat's toes. Veterinary experts recognize laser or scalpel declawing as among the most painful surgeries routinely performed.
http://www.squidoo.com/anti-declaw : Why Declawing Cats Is a Bad Idea
Please reconsider this cruel policy and ban the declawing requirement for tenants' cats in your properties.
Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.
Such a senseless thing to do !!
Signed with both hands. It's horrible. It's senseless & cruel. Thanks Monika.
Declawing is horrible RC !!!
ACTION ALERT: Urge Property Management Groups to End Cruel Declawing Policies! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Thank You Monika, I was just about to post this one in a few minutes. Here is a graphic of what declawing does. It is an amputation, plain and simple.
Michelle - 42 minutes ago - change.org
Very useful information
Signed. People are constantly finding new way to torture animals! Thank you Maria
Carol - 11 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Declawing is not like a manicure. It's a serious surgery that involves 10 individual amputations—not just of the cats' nails but of the last digit of each toe as well.
Cats often experience extreme pain when they awaken from the surgery and often have difficulty walking. Declawing results in a gradual weakening of leg, shoulder, and back muscles. Because of impaired balance caused by the procedure, declawed cats have to relearn how to walk, much as a person would after losing his or her toes. After the surgery, the nails can grow back inside the paw, causing extreme pain unbeknownst to the cat's guardian.
Without claws, even house-trained cats might start to urinate and defecate outside the litterbox in an attempt to mark their territory. Declawed cats might become morose, reclusive, withdrawn, irritable, aggressive, and unpredictable. Many people think that declawed cats are safer around babies, but, in fact, the lack of claws (a cat's first line of defense) makes many cats feel so insecure that they tend to bite more often as a means of self-protection.