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It's Time for AVMA to Stand Against Devocalization, and for Animals ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, cats, dogs, pets, protection, suffering, environment )

- 1864 days ago -
Devocalization -- the cutting of vocal cord tissue just to alter or remove a dog or cat's voice -- is widely considered an act of animal cruelty even when performed by a veterinarian.

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Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:08 am

Lisa N (207)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:11 am

Thank you Lisa!
With your action, animals are seen and heard.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:16 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:24 am
NS&S. Your signature has been recorded. I sincerely hope the AVMA will reconsider it's position on devocalization, declawing, and similar convenience and cosmetic surgeries.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:50 am
Letter sent; Ty

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed and Noted.

Mary T (358)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:24 am
Signed & Noted. Love having conservations with my cats and dogs, their meows and barks help to define their personality.

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:33 am
a vet who performs this surgery is just as evil as those who choose to mutilate their animal. signed! thank you, cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:34 am
S+S,thx Cher.

Isa Villanen (44)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:52 am
Noted, but I am not so sure about the signature...
Thank, Cher!
Cats and.dogs should not be deprived of their voices. Devocalization is mutilation and abuse.Both animals use their voices for communication, and without a voice each is left one defense mechanism less. Another form of mutilation is declawing of cats. The poor things can then no longer climb to trees to escape a ground predator, it has again lost one way of defending itself. To this category I would include mulesing of sheep and lambs, desexing of baby boars without any local or other anesthetic and painkillers, tail docking, ear clipping, branding with hot iron... Many painful and harmful acts, all of them. Buit as Victoria Stillwell said:"It is mutilation." and I agree totally with her, and even if I wouldn't have seen that episode , I would till agree. No to devocalization! No to declawing! No to animal abuse in any form!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:02 am
Noted & Signed

Pat B (356)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:44 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed and noted.

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:48 pm
letter sent

Ilona V (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:21 pm
Thanks. Noted and letter send.

Joe R (190)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:55 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Beth M (138)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:06 pm

Lisa W (143)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:27 pm
Ty, most gladly signed!

Valerie H (133)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:33 pm
Thank you - signed

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:15 pm
What sick human being does this All animals make a noise If you want a mute one then get a toy one Its cruel


Animae C (514)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:24 pm
Thank you Kunsu!
With your action, animals are seen and heard.

Thank you Mel!
With your action, animals are seen and heard.

Thank you Yiota!
With your action, animals are seen and heard.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:30 pm
noted and signed

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 5:20 pm

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:01 pm
Signed and shared, thank you.

Constance F (418)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:18 pm
Revised, sent, thank you. Thank you Constance!
With your action, animals are seen and heard.

Ruth R (246)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:43 pm
Noted and signed.
"Thank you Ruth!
With your action, animals are seen and heard."

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:17 am

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:37 am
Noted and signed.

Monday May 13, 2013, 12:47 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:34 am

Danuta W (1250)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:22 am

Emma S (239)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:24 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Arwen Woods (207)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:41 am
Gladly signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x

Antonella C (83)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:25 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:44 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:01 am

. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:37 am
Signed and noted - thank you dear Cher

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:52 pm

Ann P (17)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:05 pm
Noted & signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
Devocalisation and declawing are, in my book, totally unnecessary, and completely irresponsible. They inflict unnecessary pain and suffering on animals who depend on us to be their advocates.

If you don't like barking, then don't adopt a dog! If you don't like scratching, then don't get a cat! Simple.


P A (117)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:24 am
Oh this is sadistic! Please ban it - it is banned in some other countries such as in the UK (mercifully!).

Sara P (54)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:12 am
Done, thanks Cher.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:53 am
done TY

Talya H (10)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 8:41 am

Carol H (229)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:12 pm
signed and noted for sure!!

. (0)
Friday May 31, 2013, 2:29 pm
previously noted

Evelyn B (79)
Monday June 3, 2013, 9:35 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher....
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