The NJVMA has to lie and use fake facts to protect their right to declaw cats.
It’s almost as if they know there is no good reason to declaw but are trying to convince themselves that it’s ok to still make money from mutilating cats.
Here is a letter of support from a New Jersey vet with the REAL facts about declawing Declawing is malpractice
Screenshot of this photo is from facebook from January 2017. This is the practice of one of the NJVMA’s board member vets, Dr Neal Beeber. More about the way this practice and other New Jersey vet practices address declawing in this extensive declawing study. https://citythekitty.org/njdeclawstudy/
The NJVMA hired this firm to help stop the declawing bill in New Jersey. Here is the official note they sent to the New Jersey legislators for the vote on the bill on Monday, Jan 23, 2017.
PRINCETON PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP, INC.PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNSELTHE PRINCETON HO– USE160 WEST STATE STREETTRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08608-1102PHONE (609) 396-8838 FACSIMILE (609) 989-7491WEBSITE: www.ppag.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org SEVENTH STREET, NW – SUITE 450WASHINGTON, D.C. 20004PHONE: (202) 589-0800 FACSIMILE (202) 589-1288WEBSITE: www.wswdc.comMEMORANDUMTO: Members of the General AssemblyFROM: Dale FlorioDATE: January 20, 2017RE: A-3899; Prohibits surgical declawing of cats and other animals.On behalf of our client, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, we urge you tooppose the above captioned legislation. No other state currently prohibits this practice.Please oppose because: New Jersey’s veterinarians are the leading advocates for saving the lives of unwanted ordiscarded animals; Veterinarians are educating clients on alternatives to declawing, resulting in a dramaticreduction in use; Advances in medical practices make the small number performed each year safe andvirtually painless for cats; Families with medical issues would be unable to keep their cats if they were unable tohave them declawed; and People who rely on cats for therapy and companionship would be most negativelyimpacted because of the potential for infection:o Cat owners on lifelong transplant medication that suppresses their immunesystem;o Cat owners on chemotherapy that suppress immune systems;o Cat owners on blood thinners and hemophiliacs; ando Elderly cat owners who live in facilities that require a cat to be declawed.Again, we urge you to oppose the above captioned legislation. Thank you for yourconsideration.DALE J. FLORIOBRADLEY S. BREWSTERHON. JOHN F. RUSSOWILLIAM J. PASCRELL, IIIDAVID A. SMITHSONIA DELGADOHON. JACK COLLINSALFRED J. GABURO, JR.LORNA D. O’HARAPATRICIA E. MCGUIREKEVIN P. HAGANCHRISTINA ZUKSAM WEINSTEIN
Photo from facebook from Dr Neal Beeber, NJVMA board member’s practice. They said a declaw will not affect a cat’s behavior or quality of life.