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Why Declawing Your Cat Is Cruel (And Why It's Time To Stop)


Offbeat  (tags: cats, declawing, cruelty )

Jeri
- 1420 days ago - thedodo.com
Imagine waking up one day to find part of your body has been removed. Not just any body part, but one vital to protecting yourself from danger. You'd probably miss your fingers quite a bit if they were gone, right?



   

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Animae C (508)
Tuesday June 30, 2015, 9:22 pm
A horrific practice i've NEVER understood, if your cats claws are such a bother why not just trim them!!!
It's actually a phalangectomy, excision of the toe bone!!!! An AMPUTATION!!!

It's banned in Australia & most other countries except the US!
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 3:36 am
Shocking and damned cruel - I wonder how these idiot sub humans would like their nails pulled out!
 

Jana DiCarlo (45)
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 4:15 am
trim the claws, just the very tips is enough!! also, if you are unable or unwilling to TRAIN your cat to scratch on a special boar/wood - down get a cat. You clearly are not prepared to own this pet.

It is banned in Europe.
 

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 10:31 am
This is a cruel practice and hate that people do this. !!!!
 

Laurie H (818)
Wednesday July 8, 2015, 10:59 pm
This is all so sadly True!!! There's NO Reason for this Cruel Antiquated Practice. Training kitties on a proper scratching post, is important & nail trimming as well. This practice needs to be stopped & the laws all need to support ending this barbaric cruelty---compares to amputation to the 3rd knuckle~~~ TY for your comments dear Jana---the USA needs to do the same as Europe now.~~ Thank you so much Jeri & Ted for the send~~~
 

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Monday August 10, 2015, 5:14 am
Thanks;noted.
 
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