Monday, 2 May 2016

What’s Good for Veterinarians Is Bad for Cats

Vets make big bucks off declawing surgery—and now their leaders are spending thousands to kill a proposed ban on the procedure.

The Daily Beast 5 February 2016:"Vets make big bucks off declawing surgery—and now their leaders are spending thousands to kill a proposed ban on the procedure. It’s like a scene out of a torture session that the CIA would later deny: a captor drugs and ties down the victim and begins sawing through his feet, severing ligaments, tendons, and nerves, and crushing bones. The victim is then forced to walk immediately after the disfiguring procedure on his newly amputated and painful stumps.

This sort of mutilation happens daily—luckily not to humans, but to our beloved pets in the form of cat declawing surgery. Veterinarians who perform the procedure tout it a necessary evil to protect public health and keep finicky pet owners from discarding “problematic” cats to shelters where they might be euthanized. But critics of declawing have lately been speaking out in..." read on

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