AVMA, Make Declawing Below The Standard of Care

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),

We, the undersigned, ask you (AVMA) to declare declawing below the standard of care in veterinary medicine and stop making excuses to perform this inhumane and mutilating amputation procedure.

By doing so, you will be protecting the interest of cats instead of protecting the interest of declawing veterinarians.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association issued a position statement opposing declawing in October 2017.

Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association became the first province to ban PDA outright
Winter 2018.

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) issued a position statement opposing declawing in November 2017. American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) issues a position statement opposing declawing.

Cat Healthy.ca issued a position statement opposing the procedure May 2018.

The province of British Columbia voted for a ban on declawing in November 2018.

In a vote at their annual meeting on the weekend Prince Edward Island veterinarians implemented a ban on the declawing of cats except in exceptional cases where it is medically required.
November 2018.

Veterinarians licensed in Newfoundland and Labrador voted to institute a ban on declawing, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Please be an ethical veterinary association that truly cares about the welfare of cats.

Declawing is the amputation of a cat's last toe bone. It is performed routinely and often as a first option in spay/neuter/declaw packages by AVMA veterinarians despite your position statement that says it should be a last resort.

Declawing is below the standard of care.

Cats deserve better.

Many AVMA vets even declaw cats and kittens and don't use any pain meds.  Here are a couple examples- http://www.citythekitty.com/many-avma-vets-declaw-cats-and-give-no-pain-meds/

It's time for you to do the right thing and stop putting the welfare of your declawing vet's pocketbooks over the welfare of cats! http://www.citythekitty.com/american-veterinary-money-association-deception-for-profits/

Please go to my website and sign all my petitions to help end declawing! www.citythekitty.com

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Also please go to the PawProject.org to read about the facts about declawing and their crusade to end declawing. They are also on facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.