Just ban it everywhere!
Make Declawing Cats Illegal in Virginia!
While some cat owners may perceive the declawing procedure to be a simple manicure, the reality is much more gruesome.
Cats feel intense pain when they are declawed, in part because the procedure literally removes part of the cat’s bones at the joint. Many cats and kittens suffer for the rest of their lives after the procedure, and some are literally unable to ever use a litter box because of the pain.
Declawing leaves cats vulnerable and unable to express their natural behaviors. It’s physical and psychological torture, and it simply shouldn’t be allowed.
Luckily, one state is poised to make things right for its cats — a new bill in Virginia would outlaw declawing procedures in the entire state. Sign the petition to tell the Virginia General Assembly to outlaw cat declawing procedures for good during the upcoming legislative session!