Cats are often misunderstood. In response, cat owners can often be misguided. One instance in which this is clear is the interest and pursuit of a horribly cruel and painful procedure commonly known as cat declawing.
This unnecessary procedure is not a manicure. For reference, the human equivalent of cat declawing would be cutting a human finger off at the first knuckle. That's why we must be a voice for the voiceless, and urge our lawmakers to pass a nationwide ban against this inhumane practice.
Sadly, a declawed cat's pain doesn't start and end with the procedure — once declawed, a cat has to relearn how to walk and suffers in pain with each step for the rest of their life. Making matters worse, cat declawing can lead to a host of other behavioral problems like not using the litter box and increased aggression.
Last year, New York became the first U.S. state to ban cat declawing state-wide, while metropolitan areas like San Francisco and Denver have banned cat declawing city-wide. It's time for the United States to join over twenty other countries who have issued a nationwide ban against this cruel and inhumane procedure.
Let cats keep their claws — sign the petition today to urge elected officials to ban cat declawing throughout the United States.