I took a look at the list of countries that do not allow declawing.  Why is the 
US always behind in this sort of issue?  

---- Peggy Verdonck <jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> I'm from the Netherlands. Its illegal to declaw there. People who want to
> have it done anyway will bring them to Belgium to have it done. :-/
> On Aug 29, 2011 12:25 PM, "Beth" <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Our shelter does not allow our cats to be declawed. We tell them about
> declawing , offer free nail clipping at the shelter, or suggest they adopt
> an already declawed cat.
> > I don't  agree with having laws against declawing. I think you will just
> end up with more cats being dumped in shelters of outside. I think education
> is the best way to get people away from declawing.
> >
> >
> > Beth
> >
> > Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: tamara stickler <tlstick...@yahoo.com>
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 10:19 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Declawing - list of countries where it is illegal!
> >
> >
> > I never place a rescue cat with a person if they are going to declaw - BUT
> - I DO offer free nail clipping for the duration for any cats that I place
> in homes (as long as they are local...w/in 1.5 hrs.) for the life of the
> cat.
> >
> > I even have a woman who I turned down for cat adoption - that adopted from
> a shelter later - that asks me to come over once or twice a month to clip
> the cat's nails.  She still doesn't understand HOW or WHY it is inhumane -
> even after I explained it to her....but - it really doesn't matter.  She is
> allowing her cat to keep it's nails a long as I clip them - so- I'm willing
> to do that.
> >
> > Terri - WAY TO GO standing your ground!  - even if it did cost you an apt.
> and job.  Good kharma will be the pay off for you!
> >
> > Tamara
> >
> > --- On Sat, 8/27/11, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> >>Subject: [Felvtalk] Declawing - list of countries where it is illegal!
> >>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 9:44 AM
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>A question about which states do NOT allow declawing:
> http://cats.about.com/od/declawing/f/uslaws.htm
> >>A list of countries where declawing is illegal:
> http://www.declawing.com/list.html
> >>From:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Terri Brown
> >>Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 9:52 PM
> >>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors
> >>
> >>Paws come with claws.  Period.  I once lost a job opportunity (which came
> with a free apartment) because the owner wanted me to declaw.  I told him:
>  "Unfortunately for you, it will NEVER happen, because I believe it's
> cruelty to animals."
> >>
> >>Needless to say, I never got called for a second interview.
> >>
> >>And I'd do it again.
> >>
> >>I think I was about 37 at the time.  I've always had a big mouth.....
> >>
> >>=^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6
> furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^=
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>>From:Natalie
> >>>To:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>>Sent:Friday, August 26, 2011 8:04 PM
> >>>Subject:Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors
> >>>
> >>>I would seriously consider declawing very, very seriously- it is the most
> devastating thing for a cat.  Knowing what I do, I would be more heartbroken
> doing it to a beloved cat than being without the cat, trust me.  I wonder
> how a cat would feel if
> >>>he/she knew that it had a choice between missing the owner or having
> their paws mutilated?  According to Dr. Nicholas Doddman, who wrote The Cat
> that Cried for Help, after declawing surgery, cats feel such extreme pain
> that they either climb the walls of the cage or sit completely morose and
> cowering in the corner, something that their owners will never see.  I have
> a copy of an article written for NY Times Magazine a few years ago, where a
> woman writes about declawing her older cat because her mother's oriental rug
> was being scratched up.  It is one of my hand-out's to adopters - the story
> is heartbreaking, and very typical.  After the hurricane is over, I will
> scan it and post it.  It is probably the best I've read, without going into
> the gory details of declawing.
> >>>Natalie
> >>>
> >>>From:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
> >>>Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 7:22 PM
> >>>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors
> >>>
> >>>Sorry!  This is a 62 email thread in gmail.  I don't know how your email
> program organizes stuff.  Anyway I did not look at the date.
> >>>
> >>>I've seen cats (especially senior cats) mourn their owners literally to
> death after being given away, and honestly in that case I'd rather declaw
> them.  Hopefully I will not need to make that choice.
> >>>On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> >>>OMG - you are responding to a post from March..I thought that I was going
> crazy and somehow missed a whole thread of talking about declawing, NOW!
> >>>There are also some apartments that allow cats ONLY if they are
> declawed.I guess they prefer taking their chances of those cats peeing
> everywhere instead of possibly scratching something, and it would most
> likely be the tenants' own furniture!
> >>>I would rather give my cat away than declaw it - especially when it's an
> older cat - it's so much harder on them (not that it isn't on young(er)
> cats).
> >>>There needs to be a lot of education on declawing and what the
> psychological/emotional and physical effects can take be.  We have had a few
> abandoned declawed cats, and I have witnessed almost all of them...but all
> the damage had already been done, and what was I to do - throw them out or
> kill them?  I found some homes that understood the ramifications and dealt
> with the problems as well as they could.
> >>>From:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
> >>>Keep Cats Indoors
> >>> Because if the owner has to go into the nursing home and is fortunate
> enough to find one where they can take their cat, the nursing home is likely
> to require declawing.
> >>>On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> >>>That is true, but I don't understand why an old person can't have a cat
> with
> >>>claws.  Dealing mostly with feral cats, I have never been bitten or
> >>>scratched - what's the danger, I am 70 yrs old.  And as I said, bites are
> a
> >>>natural defense for declawed cats!
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