Originally Posted by RosieC
I only found out about people in the USA declawing cats a couple of days ago and that most people don't realise exactly what it involves for the cat. This is another link to read before having it done. Glad it's not a practice done in the UK.
The Cruelty of Cat Declawing | Nashville Paw
I have to say, most people really don't have any idea.
It's brought up in casual conversation a lot in my area. As a good idea for their cat.
Most people assume it's sort of like permanently clipping a nail. Every time I ask them what they think declawing entails, and it anyways ends with something along the lines of "don't they just permanently clip it short or something?".
And honestly even if you tell them what it actually is, or they already know, they generally don't care.
"It's just a cat"
"Well I don't want scratch marks on my couches"
And my personal favorite which you would be surprised how often I hear
"Its a cat, it's not like it can remember or feel it or anything"
Most of the people I know who declaw their cats are perfectly aware what it entails. They just couldn't care less.
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