Uma sent me an invitation to get on board with this.
I think that the word “declaw” misleads us. The reality is that this is an amputation of a cat’s toes. An AMPUTATION. Imagine the difference between clipping your nails and having your fingers removed. It’s dangerous for a cat, both physically and psychologically. I hope that all enlightned people put the needs of their pets ahead of the possibility that your furniture might be scratched.
Thank you, Uma!