Declawing cats is an inhumane and barbaric procedure that offers absolutely no benefit to cats. The sole purpose of it is to keep our furniture and curtains from being damaged by our kitties natural instinct to scratch. There are humane alternatives such as training, scratching posts, vinyl nails that can be put over cats' claws and covering surfaces with aluminum foil or two sided tape.
Declawing is an amputation of the cat's top toes and is actually comparable to amputating the top knuckle of the human finger. The procedure is excruciating painful to the cat and causes all kinds of negative consequences. Complications from the surgery are usually in the 50% - 80% range and include lifetime pain, bleeding, mutilation,. etc.
Please join me in signing this petition to have it banned in the United States. It is already banned in 27 other countries around the world.