pallas__athena is sleepdeprived

make people understand that declawing a cat is a painful unnecessary surgery and there are better ways to deal with cat's scratching
It makes me sad

that people still does this to their cats, I was quite old when I learned that people does this to their pets, I long thought it was something people only did to circus lions and other big cats back when they didn’t know better and thought that was horrible enough. I live in Sweden and it’s illegal here as in many other countries. I’m normally not one to suggest making things illegal to make bad things go away but I figure making it illegal is a first step. Cats have claws and more people should learn to accept that fact. I don’t like dogs barking so I’m not getting a dog…simple as that!



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Bedhead2 Is celebrating MOON AVATAR WEEK a little early!

I agree. It makes me sad too. We have 4 cats right now in our house, none of them are declawed. I have heard that when you declaw your cat they also have trouble using the litter box. The litter gets caught in their paws and gets infected, the litter hurts their paws after the surgery. Cats stop wanting to use the litter box and start peeing outside, then the owners think they have a bad cat. Often this leads to them dumping them off at the pound, and we all know what happens there.

pallas__athena is sleepdeprived

I heard that to! There are some excellent sites out there on the subject I would post links if it wasn’t for the fact that posts with links often are seen as spam by the spambot but you can always google it. I also heard that some cats starts biting when they are declawed since they have no other way to defend themselves left.

Bedhead2 Is celebrating MOON AVATAR WEEK a little early!

I heard about the biting too...

Cats have so much fun using their nails. With my older cat, we never had to trim his, he just scratched posts and kept them trimmed on his own.

pallas__athena is sleepdeprived

They use them all the time

when watching a cat for a while you realize how important the claws are! I mean when they are just stretching after a nap the claws are important.

InTheNow extroverted reinventing self-improver

Sad is the correct term

As in how sad the people are who would consider an animal such an accessory that it can be surgically tailored to suit their ever so important lifestyle.

You can’t even pass it off as ignorance. It’s sheer stupidity and cruelty.

And yes it should be illegal as it is in Australia also, and it’s long past due for penalties for animal cruelty to reflect the seriousness of the crime.

I think we need to get politicians out of politics and put real people with real life priorities in charge of making decisions for our countries… with scientists, farmers, teachers, and some nurses and doctors for a start!

pallas__athena is sleepdeprived

I agree

“As in how sad the people are who would consider an animal such an accessory that it can be surgically tailored to suit their ever so important lifestyle.”

This is true if you are of that mindset you are better off getting something that isn’t a living being! Animals shouldn’t be accessoraries that’s what you have handbags and stuff for. Too bad more people won’t realize that.

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