Donna, I fully understand where you're coming from and why you have such strong feelings about this. Unlike Mr. Cat, I do think we can make a difference and maybe change the minds of at least some of the owners. The key to that is being sympathetic and kind and making them identify with you. The way you convey the message can make all the difference. I know it's hard sometimes, but it really is for the best of the cats... That is my opinion anyway.
I don't want to stop people from voicing their opinions. What's more, as the owner of the forums I take a very clear stand on declawing and spaying/neutering. I think we totally agree on these issues.
I really appreciate the huge contribution you make to the forums Donna and yours too Mr. Cat! I hope you both stick around for years to come.