Amputation Situation

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Would you like to have your toes cut off?

Cats’ claws and the bones and cartilage that hold them in place allow cats to balance properly, climb, and defend themselves, among other functions. Declawing, a surgical procedure that removes these claws, bones, and cartilage (amputating the animal’s toes at the last joint), is a painful and permanently crippling procedure. It is inhumane. Do people have the right to mutilate their animals by amputating their toes to protect their furniture?

Please take one minute of your time and phone City Hall to ask that a resolution condemning declawing be passed. Cities in California that have passed legislation abolishing declawing are: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Berkeley, Culver City, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Burbank. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “does not approve of the declawing of cats as a matter of supposed convenience to cat owners. It is a form of mutilation and it causes pain.”

Please help. One minute of your time. One phone call. (805) 963-0611.


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While we're at it, we should outlaw spaying and neutering. As a guy, I can't think of anything more inhumane than getting my junk removed. For those of you who do call City Hall, please also ask them to pass a resolution prohibiting cats from scratching people. It's painful and dangerous, especially for children.

Theoperationsdirector (anonymous profile)
October 13, 2013 at 7:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If you think neutering is equivalent to lopping off your junk, you opinion is so uninformed that it deserves to be ignored.

SezMe (anonymous profile)
October 13, 2013 at 11:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I understood neutering to be equivalent to to castration, but at your kind encouraging I did a google search and discovered that castration appears to be unnecessary with cats, but common for dogs. I stand corrected.

Theoperationsdirector (anonymous profile)
October 14, 2013 at 11:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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