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Declawing cats is an unnatural, painful and inhumane act; the surgery is actually an amputation of the last joint of a cat's "toes"
12 May 2008

People throughout the world oppose declawing because: 1. The end (owner convenience) doesn't justify the means (causing unnecessary pain to the cat). 2. Other, less harmful alternatives to declawing exist. 3. Claws are part of the nature and composition of cats. Overall, the view is that it is ethically inappropriate to remove parts of an animal's anatomy, thereby causing the animal pain, merely to fit the owner's lifestyle, aesthetics, or convenience without any benefit to the cat.


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