Why Does The ASPCA Think That The Cruelty of Declawing Is Ultimately OK?

Why Does The ASPCA Think That The Cruelty of Declawing Is Ultimately OK?

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City the Kitty started this petition to Matt Bershadker ASPCA CEO

Dear American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA),

The data show that the ASPCA is wrong about the position statement on declawing

Real. Hard. Data. Here's our story about the ASPCA and declawing. ASPCA and Declawing

Why does the ASPCA choose to ignore the facts?

 

We ask you (ASPCA) to stop making excuses to justify declawing and completely condemn it.

By doing so, you will be protecting the interest of cats instead of protecting the interest of declawing veterinarians. Declawing veterinarians are even using the ASPCA's declawing position to help stop the anti-declawing bills. Here's the video of one of them. (At the 2.30 minute mark and 8.30 minute mark.) Declawing Vet Uses the ASPCA's declawing position to stop an anti-declawing bill

ASPCA, you keep changing the reason you condone declawing in your declawing position statement. WHY? Who is guiding you to be on the side of declawing veterinarians over the side of innocent cats?

In 2015 the ASPCA said the only reason declawing could be condoned would be if the cat owner had a compromised immune system or illness.

In 2016 the ASPCA changed their position statement and said they "do not consider the potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases from cat scratches (including in households with immune compromised people) a valid justification for declawing a resident cat."

Then the ASPCA made up a new excuse and said declawing may be justifiable if all the behavioral and environmental alternatives have been fully explored, have proven to be ineffective, and the cat is at grave risk of euthanasia.

This is what the ASPCA says in their current position statement that was last updated in 2017," The ASPCA is strongly opposed to declawing cats for the convenience of their owners or to prevent damage to household property. The only circumstances in which the procedure should be considered are those in which all behavioral and environmental alternatives have been fully explored, have proven to be ineffective, and the cat is at grave risk of euthanasia." and "Legislation to make declawing illegal, while well-intentioned, can be problematic, because, in rare cases, the procedure may be justifiable as a last resort to prevent euthanasia. There is also no meaningful way to enforce a law that includes this exception." ASPCA's Declawing Position Statement

Is the ASPCA confused? They say they do not support surgical procedure like declawing yet they condone it for the death/declaw excuse.

In their "Surgical Procedures for Resolving Undesirable Behavior" they say, "The ASPCA does not support the use of surgical procedures that attempt to circumvent the behavioral issue while exposing pets to unnecessary discomfort and risk."  ASPCA's Surgical Procedures for Resolving Undesirable Behavior section

They say, " The only circumstances in which the procedure should be considered are those in which all behavioral and environmental alternatives have been fully explored, have proven to be ineffective, and the cat is at grave risk of euthanasia" in their destructive scratching section.  ASPCA's Destructive Scratching section

Declawing is the amputation of a cat's last toe bone. It is performed routinely in veterinary practices across the country.

Thousands of declawed cats are thrown away because of the behavioral issues they develop from being declawed and many are euthanized because of they can't find new homes.

Here is just ONE of the many examples from a shelter director show that declawed cats are thrown away and many are euthanized because of being declawed. Declawing Doesn't Keep Cats in Homes

Don't you care about all those declawed cats ASPCA?

Declawing is inhumane, cruel, mutilating, and harmful to the long term health and well-being of a cat or kitten.

It is animal cruelty!

Cats deserve better ASPCA and you of all the organizations should completely condemn this cruelty and torture that's being done to innocent and healthy cats.

It's time for you to be strong. We will celebrate your bravery in leading the way to a better world for cats.

Here is my story about ASPCA and their declawing position statement. http://www.citythekitty.com/aspca-wont-support-a-bill-that-is-good-for-cats-but-bad-for-the-pocketbooks-of-vets-who-declaw-cats/

 

Can you PLEASE respectfully ask the ASPCA why they are making weak excuses to condone this animal cruelty and send us an email to citythekitty@gmail.com if you get an answer from them.  publicinformation@aspca.org
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For more information about declawing go to the www.PawProject.org and 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.

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