I've read several posts recently about declawing and how much it upsets people. Many people have told me that they would only take a cat if it was declawed, or they want to get their cats declawed, that type stuff. I have never agreed with this. I also thought, and still do, that this is a very cruel thing to do. I imagined getting my own nails ripped off as that being kind of the same thing. Maybe not as painful, but in a way similar. I'm happy to hear that many others feel the same way about this. People have told me that I was dumb not to declaw my cats. I always think, if they do get out, I'd want them to have their claws to protect themselves if they needed. You never know when your cat can escape and I would feel horrible if I had gotten them declawed and then they couldn't defend themselves and something horrible happens. One thing I am not too sure about is the effects it causes. For those who are knowledgable about this....I am interested in finding out so that I can tell people about it. Thanks!
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4/25/02 at 2:29pm