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Story published on May 21, 2021

How can we improve mental well-being in the veterinary profession, especially related to moral distress and ethical trauma?

Ban and end declawing.

As you will see below, declawing causes moral distress and negatively affects the mental health and well-being of many veterinary professionals.

The Organizations That Allow Declawing

Here are many examples of those in the veterinary profession and some outside of it, who could truly help to end the inhumane procedure of declawing, but aren't.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Is Trying To Keep Animal Cruelty (Declawing) Legal.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association wrote in their Sept. 1, 2023 newsletter, "PVMA is involved in working behind the scenes to prevent a declaw ban from moving in the legislature. This is a tricky issue, but it would be bad precedent to have the state government decide what procedures we cannot perform on our clients animals." The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association doesn't want to regulate their veterinarians even when it comes to this animal cruelty.

Blocked For Trying to Protect Cats From Being Declawed

June 28, 2017 Over the last few years that we’ve been working on this cause to end declawing, we’ve been blocked by people and organizations for simply trying to help save kitties from having their toes and claws amputated.  Here are the ones that blocked us on Twitter.     Here are the reasons we […]

Why Is Dr Pol Still Declawing Cats in 2023?

Story published on December 14, 2023. Please sign our petition to Nat Geo and Dr Pol to stop declawing! http://bit.ly/DrPolStopDeclawing We just wanted to check if Dr Pol is still declawing cats so one of our researchers made a short call to Dr Pol’s Veterinary Services in Weidman, MI and according to an employee that […]

The Majority of Cats in Michigan Don’t Stand a Chance. Declawing Must Be Banned.

Story published June 2023. Please sign our petition! We are almost at 20,000 signatures! Michigan anti-declawing petition In May of 2023, Michigan State Representative Jimmie Wilson Jr. introduced HB 4674 to ban declawing. As most of you know, declawing is a big money making procedure in Michigan. There are even animal rescues that declaw their […]