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 […]

Lying To Legislators: Illinois State Veterinary Medical Assoc. and Their President Dr Joanne Carlson Have To Lie About Declawing Because the Truth About It Is Just So Brutal and Awful.

Story published March 10, 2023 Here’s the March 2, 2023 email that was sent to all the ISVMA members asking them to oppose the anti-declawing bill. Look what they said, “To be clear, this bill threatens the veterinary profession. It belittles your education and credentials, undermines your credibility and restricts your ability to use sound […]

Is Missouri Senator Justin Brown protecting a valuable source of revenue for his family’s veterinary clinic by sponsoring a bill that would erase the declawing ban in St. Louis & St. Louis County & would prohibit any future declawing bans in MO?

Senator Justin Brown is sponsoring Senate bill 115 and Rep. Jim Murphy is sponsoring House Bill 801, and these bills will erase the declawing ban in St. Louis and St. Louis County and will prohibit any future declawing bans in cities in Missouri if they pass.  The bills have made it past a few steps and is in a Senate hearing on Jan. 31, 2023 to send it to the floor for a vote.

Yes, you heard right.  Senator Justin Brown and Jim Murphy are trying to eliminate bills in St. Louis & St. Louis County that are protecting cats from this animal cruelty and will prevent any future bills from passing that would protect cats from this cruelty in Missouri cities.

If you are one of their constituents, please send them a polite email or call and let them know that you aren’t happy with them for doing this. Ask Sen. Justin Brown if he is trying to protect a valuable source of revenue for his family’s vet clinic that is performing 3-4 guillotine clipper declaws a week according to an employee who works there. (This is the most mutilating method of declawing. The employee also said they don’t send the cats home with any pain meds.)

Sen. Justin Brown. (573) 751-5713  Email- Justin.Brown@senate.mo.gov
Rep. Jim Murphy 573 751 3719.  Email- Jim.Murphy@house.mo.gov

Will AAHA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jessica Vogelsang, Be Able To Inspire AAHA to Ban Declawing in their hospitals?

In 2021 AAHA.org hired a new Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jessica Vogelsang.

AAHA says that they are strongly opposed to declawing, that veterinarians should tell their clients that it is a procedure that is no longer supported or reasonable yet they allow it in their AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals. Many of them perform this inhumane amputation on a regular basis, they advertise declawing, put out declawing coupons, and lie about it and say that the cats are ok long term after they are declawed.

We are optimistic that Dr Vogelsang will be the progressive, ethical, and humane veterinary leader at AAHA who sees the value in doing the right thing, being on the right side of this issue and history, and will inspire AAHA to put the welfare of all animals first and ban declawing in their AAHA accredited animal hospitals.