(Some of the comments on this post have made me wonder: If cat fetuses were declawed in their mother’s womb, would that make the act less cruel and barbaric?)
Should declawing cats be illegal? A cat owner’s right to choose is under attack in the USA.
–I heard on NPR that some states are making it illegal to choose to have your very own cat declawed. Will the pro choice movement hit the streets in protest? Will Hillary and Bernie be consistent and “fight” for a cat owner’s rights?
–It’s cruel to declaw cats because it is somewhat like removing the last knuckles from a person’s hand. I’m not for cruelty, but I do like to keep things in perspective. A human life is infinitely more valuable than cat’s “knuckles.” I’d rather that cat owners in the USA choose to have a million cats declawed than one person chose to have a prenatal human killed.
If our nation can declare that a woman has a “right” to have her prenatal child killed; then why can’t we declare that a cat owner has a “right” to have her cat declawed? Let’s be consistent and stop both forms of cruelty!
Someone posted this comment in response to my putting this on Facebook: “You’re comparing apples to oranges. One thing has nothing to do with the other. Get some perspective.”
Here is my reply: Both examples deal with the issue: Does a person have a “right” to put his/her desires, wants, and/or “rights” above compassion, principle, and the well-being of another? Here’s the perspective: If a state can protect a cat from life-altering cruelty, then surely a state can and should protect a prenatal person from life-ending cruelty.