Change the Code of Ethics
  • Petitioned Dr. Frank Richardson

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Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Frank Richardson

Change the Code of Ethics

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      Ban Declawing in Nova Scotia

Declawing is a medically unnecessary surgery that is being performed by many vet practices in Nova Scotia. Except in cases where there is a medical problem (ie. tumour or cancerous growth), there is NO MEDICAL BENEFIT to the cat. It is a very painful amputation, sometimes painful for the rest of the cats life. It can alter their personalities, and it can force them to defend themselves and mark their territory in other ways (biting and outside the litter box urination).

To:
Dr. Frank Richardson, Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association
Please amend the Code of Ethics to prohibit the practice of onychetomy (declawing) in domestic cats unless medically necessary.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kelsey Kinnear HALIFAX, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      The happiness of our cats should be more important to us than the state of our furniture. Furniture can be replaced, best friends can't.

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    • Britney Butterworth STONY PLAIN, AB, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      It is animal abuse and completely unnecessary.

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    • Christina Robichaud FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Declawing is very unnecessary and sickening. We need to save our furry friends. I am sick to my stomach knowing what declawing actually is. I cannot believe Canada has not banned this.

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    • Janet Adcock LANTZ, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I can't believe that the vote by vets, again voted against declawing.It it extremely cruel and very barbaric. When I first arrived in Canada in 1987 from England I couldn't believe that Canada alloowed this and obviously there must be a great number of vets who do not put the welfare of the cat first

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    • Laura Schneider NEW WESTMINSTER, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Could you please expand this petition to include all of Canada?

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