The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia has become the second province in Canada to ban its members from declawing cats for non-therapeutic reasons.
While the college acknowledged their may be medical issues that may necessitate partial or full digit amputation, it says elective declawing, also known as onychectomy, is not an appropriate means of dealing with feline behaviour issues like scratching furniture.
“No medical conditions or environmental circumstances of the cat owner justify the declawing of domestic cats,” the CVBC said.
Nova Scotia is the only other Canadian province to ban cat declawing, but the college notes it is also outlawed in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and some cities in California.
“There is a consensus among the public and within our profession that declawing cats is an inhumane treatment and ethically unacceptable, similar to other outdated practices such as tail docking and ear cropping,” said CVBC CEO Luisa Hlus.
THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY, ALL VETERINARIANS WHO DECLAW BELONG IN PRISON, THEY ALL KNOW ABOUT THE POST-DECLAW STUDIES DONE BY THEIR ETHICAL COLLEAGUES BUT IGNORE THEM BECAUSE MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT.
Why does the AVMA not support legislation to ban declawing? Because it is a billion dollar industry, that’s why. They refuse to publish the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Study-Peer Reviewed-Pain and Adverse Behavior In Declawed Cats-May 2017.
It is all about keeping their members’ interests in mind, which translates to -it is all about keeping money in their members’ pockets, instead of genuinely and humanely treating pets as they should be treated.
The declaw procedure takes about 20 minutes and costs anywhere from $200-$700, add it up.
22 Million Cats Are Declawed Yearly In The USA
The Paw Project shared The Paw Project – Texas’s post.
20 mins ·
This is Keaton from our friends at Second Chance Pets in League City, TX. He was adopted as a kitten with a no-declaw policy. Instead of returning him to their organization, as requested, they rehomed him to someone who declawed him. Afterward he started not using his litter box consistently and found himself back with the rescue organization, thankfully. Their astute staff knew he needed help so they took him to see Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran at the Feline Medical Center in Houston for a paw evaluation.
Keaton did not have bone fragments left behind from the surgery however his toe joints could no longer fully extend. This can cause chronic muscle pain and discomfort all the way up the limb to the elbows. He was given pain medication to try and is finally with people who understand his problem. Wish him luck on finding a new forever home! If you are interested in more information about this boy contact Second Chance Pets (http://www.secondchancepets.org/).