July 12, 2017
I received this sad note from an awesome woman who really cares about the welfare of cats. It’s really sad that this cat cruelty and abuse is happening in around 80% of veterinary practices in America. It’s hard to believe that all those declawing vets took an oath to EASE the suffering in animals yet are causing it by amputating the toe bones and claws in around 5000 cats a DAY in America.
Emily didn’t fail.
All the declawing vets are the ones who have failed. They aren’t honoring the noble mission of their profession and that is to heal and help all animals. WE shouldn’t have to be fighting so hard to end this inhumane, harmful, and cruel procedure. The veterinary associations should be doing everything they can to end declawing but they are doing everything they can to keep it alive and well in vet clinics and are stopping our anti-declawing bills so their vets can keep mutilating and harming cats by declawing them.
The veterinary organizations like American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) should stop allowing declawing at their “Cat Friendly” practices. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) should NOT allow declawing at their “Standard of Excellence” vet hospitals because declawing is BELOW the standard of care. But instead they don’t want to lose the memberships of their declawing vets who won’t stop because they like the money that declawing brings them. It is all appalling and shameful.
When we call them out on their unethical ways and wrongdoings, they play the cyber bullying victim card and bring up the suicide rates in the vet profession. Here’s a novel idea. Maybe stop doing such a mutilating, sadistic, and barbaric medieval amputation procedure to cats and that might take away some of the dark clouds that follow a lot of these declawing vets.
Here is Emily’s note.