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Declawing cats is sadly a very common occurrence in the United States. According to the Humane Society for the United States, the practice is banned in Europe, Australia, Japan, and 21 other countries. Despite the international consensus against it, American cats are subjected to this barbaric act.

The process of declawing involves amputating the final knuckle joint in a cats’ paws. It is NOT a simple nail clipping. The procedure not only mutilates the cats’ paws, but can also lead to many complications. The American Association of Feline Practitioners has pointed out for years that cats can experience arthritis, long-term pain, lack of balance, and behavioral changes due to declawing. It also removes a cat’s main means of defense in the wild. Declawing is only for a human’s comfort and convenience. It never benefits the animal.

This brutal and unnecessary procedure needs to end in the United States as it has in the rest of the world. Tell the American Veterinary Medical Association to make the refusal to perform onychectomies part of its membership criterion!

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To Joseph Kinnarney, DVM, AVMA President,

I am writing to you in an effort to protect the millions of cats across the country from a horrific procedure that is banned in almost every other country in the world. Declawing is an outdated and unnecessary procedure that is strictly for human convenience.

As the leader of the AVMA, you are in the unique position of being able to effect nationwide changes in the veterinary community. The United States has fallen behind dozens of other countries that have outlawed declawing cats due to the harmful and unnecessary nature of onychectomies. We believe that the U.S. should be a leader in the humane treatment of animals, and you can help us in that goal.

A strong message from the AVMA taking a stand against declawing would effect wide-ranging change with veterinary practices across the country, and beyond. Help us stand up in defense of our furry friends by requiring members to refuse to perform onychectomies!

Petition Signatures


Oct 21, 2017 Cheryl Sheets
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Nelly PRESTAT
Oct 20, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Oct 20, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Oct 19, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Oct 19, 2017 Janice Taylor
Oct 19, 2017 Staci Anderson
Oct 19, 2017 Gina Arens
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Oct 19, 2017 Jane Leavitt
Oct 19, 2017 Beverly Oziel
Oct 19, 2017 Dominique Fallara
Oct 18, 2017 ian languido
Oct 18, 2017 kim runnoe
Oct 17, 2017 toni DANIELSON IT IS A BRUTAL CRIPPLING MUTALIATION
Oct 17, 2017 Kathryn Fulp
Oct 15, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 12, 2017 Jennifer Parsons
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 Barry Faust
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 11, 2017 paula nichols
Oct 11, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 10, 2017 John Botts
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 O. Youmans
Oct 9, 2017 mary renard
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Oct 8, 2017 Cathleen Gorden
Oct 7, 2017 Sylvie Rochat
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 5, 2017 venus th
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Oct 5, 2017 Leslie Ashby
Oct 5, 2017 Tara Spires
Oct 5, 2017 K Moore
Oct 4, 2017 Yvonne Barker
Oct 4, 2017 Valdyne Viers
Oct 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Rosie Moreno
Oct 4, 2017 ada perez it is a big abuse
Oct 4, 2017 linda starrett
Oct 4, 2017 Sheila Massoni
Oct 4, 2017 deborah hastings
Oct 3, 2017 Tracy Wood
Oct 2, 2017 k smith

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