Target: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Goal: Ban the practice of cat declawing in New York.
New York is one step closer to becoming the first state to outlaw cat declawing as a group of legislators are pushing a new bill that would make the practice illegal. Supporters of the bill, who range from veterinarians to Humane Society members, have recently intensified their calls to make this bill a law and end the practice except when medically necessary.
Declawing cats has long been the target of animal rights activists. In most instances, owners declaw their cats as a simple matter of convenience, but what many people do not realize is that the procedure is dangerous and potentially painful. Declawing is not as simple as trimming nails; it is a complex procedure in which portions of the animal’s bones, ligaments, and tendons and ligaments are amputated.
Cat declawing poses a serious risk to these innocent creatures, and the time has come to ban this inhumane procedure. Sign the petition below and urge New York legislators to pass this bill and protect cats across the state.
Dear Mr. Cuomo,
I am writing to bring your attention to a new bill in your state that would, if enacted, put an end to the practice of declawing cats. Though many cat owners view the procedure as something akin to trimming one’s fingernails, declawing is actually a serious and potentially dangerous operation in which the animal has bones, tendons, and ligaments amputated.
Declawing is often performed for the owner’s convenience as a measure to stop the cat from scratching furniture or children, but these animals should not be subjected to such a painstaking ordeal for such trivial reasons. Please support this measure and protect these innocent animals from unnecessary discomfort.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Pia Ojanen