Originally Posted by TigerLord
You will get very agressive answers posting that question here, unfortunately. Many are Europeans to start with and declawing is simply not in their culture. Some lack the proper education on that matter to really understand what declawing is and go with the crowd.
I won't say more than what others have said. I just want to respond to the culture part of your comment. These countries have either outlawed or consider mutilation (declawing) to be inhumane. England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
Please tell me what exactly all
these countries have in common, culturally speaking? And, what makes all these countries' culture so different from our own on this topic? Could it be they simply decided to do the right thing for the animals' sake and not human convenience?
This site http://network.bestfriends.org/celeb...ews/19306.html
lists countries where it is illegal and gives the section of the law.
The Council of Europe has this to say (from above link):
Article 10 â€“ Surgical operations
1. Surgical operations for the purpose of modifying
the appearance of a pet animal or for other
non-curative purposes shall be prohibited and, in
a. the docking of tails;
b. the cropping of ears;
d. declawing and defanging;
The signatories to this convention as of 1/9/2006
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden,
Switzerland, and Turkey.
I cannot wait for USA and Canada to catch up to the rest of the world.
The next time I hear a vet's receptionist say "Would you like a declaw with that spay? Its cheaper to get both at the same time." I may just explode. It is all about profit, not the health of the animal.