Category: How The Veterinary Associations Stopped the Anti-Declawing Legislation

Imagine A World Where Declawing Doesn’t Exist

Who knew when I was born that I would spend my life trying to undo an egregious wrong?
Who knew that when I met my mom, that we would embark on a fight that would consume our lives protecting others’ lives?
Who knew that “doctors” who took an oath to do no wrong, could be paid so little to break that oath and sell their good consciences?

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NYSVMS Veterinarian Tells 50% Truth?

I want to ask some important questions.
So when Dr Sue says they are doing 50% less, does that mean she’s doing 8 declaws a week instead of 16? Or does that mean she’s doing only two paw declaws now instead of the four paw declaws her practice offered cat owners just a couple months ago? Or does that mean that she’s only 50% as good as she used to be at talking people into it?

Or does that mean she’s raised her prices by 200% so only 50% of her clientele can afford doing it? Or does it mean she’s paid off 50% of her laser so she’s not hocking it as desperately?
Or does it mean that she’s of the mindset that maybe she will not have have quite as bad karma if she slows down her declawing pace?

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Does the NYSVMS President Walk the Talk?

Cat owner had 6 cats laser declawed at Cheektowaga veterinary hospital by this President. None of the cats had any scratching behavioral issues. Most were 3-4 months old, one was around 1 yr old. Cat owner was asked why they asked this President to declaw all their cats and this cat owner said, “we were young and stupid it was just what we wanted” and “to save the furniture and stuff.”

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Do they really practice what they preach?

This will be very insightful into the reasons as to why many of the influential veterinarians and board members of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society are working so hard to try to stop A1297/S5084, the bill that would protect cats from the inhumane and unnecessary procedure called declawing.

You will see different ways that they address declawing in their clinics and interesting perspectives that will make you understand better why they are spending so much money, up to $98,000 already on lobbyists, to try to kill this bill that is GOOD for the welfare of all cats.

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Is this unethical pro-declaw veterinarian the NYSVMS public relation’s minion?

I encourage kitten owners to schedule front-claw removal when the animals are spayed or neutered. And I recommend the same procedure, which is done under general anesthesia, for older cats if they are creating problems. Young cats usually recover in two or three days. Recovery is a little longer for cats more than 2 years old. Interested cat owners should talk with their veterinarians. Declawing cats can enhance the relationship between cats and their people. Robert E. Lynk, DVM, Cornell Class of ’61

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Dear Beth Stern, We Are On The Same Side

Dear Beth,

I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings and made you think that I don’t appreciate what you do for cats. Nothing in my comments on the photo of the sad, declawed cat on your instagram page conveyed that you or your rescue condone declawing. I know that you and Animal League believe declawing is bad and wrong and that’s why I asked if you would use your voices for support instead of staying silent on this Cat Protection Bill.

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Historic Feline Research Study

You will be a BIG part of cat history if you help me with this important research and statistical study.
As you know, the Cat Protection Bill is on the table in New York so that’s the state I’m starting with now.

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Declawing IS Animal Abuse and Cruelty

“If declawing was animal abuse, veterinarians wouldn’t do it,” said a cat owner who just took the advise of her vet and declawed her 12 yr old cat because she had a baby on the way.
Declawing IS animal abuse and veterinarians in most of the world don’t do it because of that reason.

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