The NY veterinary associations successfully stopped our Cat Protection Bill in NY on Saturday. This bill would have protected cats from being declawing by these “licensed professional veterinarians.”
The big pro-declaw Veterinary Associations like the NYSVMS, AVMA, and all the other state vet associations told the NY legislators that the decision about declawing should be in the hands of the veterinary profession and not the government or social media.
These unethical NY veterinary leaders say, “we are not willing to let government decide what’s best for our patients”, “allowing legislation to ban us from doing a medical procedure is a dangerous precedent”, and that declawing has “allowed countless families to keep their feline companions.”
Well my friends. The hard, cold facts are that most of the pro-declaw veterinarians can’t be trusted that they are counseling clients about the humane alternatives, doing it as a very last resort, giving their clients accurate declawing information, and following the guidelines that these veterinary authorities have put out.
In fact, most of them have failed over and over and over and over, year after year and it’s time for the “government AND social media” to step in!
They declaw as a first option and don’t want to lose cat clients, don’t want to take the time to educate cat owners that declawing is really bad for their kitty cats, and gosh darn it, they enjoy the extra income it brings so they can use it for European vacations, fancy cars, and all the other fun things that life has to offer. NYSVMS Declawing Propaganda
But what about the cats folks?
We can’t even trust many of these veterinary leaders to practice what they preach. NYSVMS President & Officers & Declawing
I’d like for you to meet Mishka, a 4 yr old Siamese kitty.
According this the nice folks at the Williamson County Animal Shelter Shelter’s Facebook page , when Mishka was 2 yrs old, his owner had him , “declawed on all four paws and had all of Mishka’s teeth were removed because he was chewing on baseboards and things.”
Mishka, now 4 yrs old, was relinquished to this shelter, because his owner has poor health and can’t take care of him anymore.
Yep, a trained, licensed veterinarian, who had years of education in the veterinary medical field, made the decision to perform these “medical procedures” on this poor kitty.
I’m happy to say that Mishka was just adopted from this shelter and if I can get photos and an update on him I will post them. Here is this Texas shelter’s website http://wilcopets.org/
Mishka may be in a different state than NY but there are many stories like his in New York.
The President of the NYSVMS said to her vet members when they were trying to lobby the NY legislators with their declawing propaganda, “This is your opportunity to preserve your right, as a licensed professional veterinarian, to ensure you can make medical treatment decisions that are in the best interest of your patients” and that the bill to ban declawing is, “detrimental to animals and their owners.”
Is she out of her mind to think that WE are stupid and believe her misguided words. Sadly, enough of the legislators believed them, since our bill was stopped.
What kind of “leader” fights so hard in a profession that is ALL about healing animals to keep an unnecessary and inhumane procedure on their list of veterinary “services”? What kind of unethical mindset is this to call an elective, non-therapeutic mutilating procedure a “medical procedure” and act like how dare anyone take it away from them.
Reminds of a big cry baby on a playground when they get their favorite toy taken away.
What ever happened to doing the right thing and first do no harm.
We must stop these pro-declaw veterinary professionals from performing this torture and cruelty, in honor of the Mishka’s and all the other 22 million kittens and cats who sadly ended up in the hands of pro-declaw veterinarians who clearly always make the wrong choice.
It’s really sad but true. They can’t be trusted to make the correct decisions when it comes to declawing.
PLEASE ask your own vet if they would stop declawing cats and you can use this note if you want. Note to Your Vet
If they won’t stop amputating kitty toes and claws then kindly let them know you are taking your business to an ethical veterinarian who doesn’t declaw cats. There are lists of these veterinarians on my website, citythekitty.com, pawproject.org, and declaw.com