Declawing is done by veterinarians for profit only. Why do you think it is banned in other civilized countries? The furniture will eventually be replaced, while the cat will suffer from each amputated p3 toe bone till death. Cats are digitigrade, they walk on their toes. When they are declawed, they walk on STUMPS, their p2 bones. Yet, declawing is STILL legal. Many declawed cats are dumped or re-homed because they start urinating and biting and have other health issues.
DECLAWING IS GOOD FOR VETERINARIANS BUT BAD FOR CATS