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Old 08-12-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Declawing Cats

If you've ever had a cat before, you know how they like to stretch out and put their claws into a sofa or wall or even your pants leg and just rip it into it over and over just to sharpen them up?

In order to prevent this kind of damage I think it should be a law to have cats declawed before they can be adopted. I just want to see what other people do about this pesky cat problem? How do you keep them from ripping into your valuable shiite and costing you dollar bills?

And I've had both dogs and cats at various times so I'm not partial to just one pet over the other if ya wondering.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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My mom hated the idea of taking a cats claws. Like clipping a birds wings.

Its such a part of who/what they are. A cat that cant climb?

I dont think I could cage a bird or clip a cats claws. Id get an animal that isnt designed to fly if I didnt want it to fly....or one that doesnt have 300,000 generations of keeping its claws sharp just in case if I didnt want one that could scratch.

Though I guess a true all day housecat wouldnt need to protect itself or climb....im sure it would like the option.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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De-clawing cats is ****ed up. Especially if you have dogs in the house. You get a scratching post, show them where it is, and the problem is solved.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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It's usually just the front claws.. And they still do that shit even after their gone lol. Like they never knew they were taken out
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #5
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It's fucking barbaric. Just don't get a cat.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: Declawing Cats

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My mom hated the idea of taking a cats claws. Like clipping a birds wings.

Its such a part of who/what they are. A cat that cant climb?

I dont think I could cage a bird or clip a cats claws. Id get an animal that isnt designed to fly if I didnt want it to fly....or one that doesnt have 300,000 generations of keeping its claws sharp just in case if I didnt want one that could scratch.

Though I guess a true all day housecat wouldnt need to protect itself or climb....im sure it would like the option.

Do you believe in neutering or spaying animals? Because this kind of goes along with your argument...
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:19 AM   #7
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No. I do not. Animals do not need to be modified for me. Leave it be. If I have a dog....I know there is a chance it ****s another dog and puppies come out. This has been the order of things some...6 thousand years.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #8
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I don't see how it can be cruel if ya put em under first?
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #9
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I had a lot of cats growing up. I never had a big problem with their claws doing too much damage to anything.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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I don't see how it can be cruel if ya put em under first?

Let's cut off your fingertips, but we'll do the right thing and put you under first.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #11
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No. I do not. Animals do not need to be modified for me. Leave it be. If I have a dog....I know there is a chance it ****s another dog and puppies come out. This has been the order of things some...6 thousand years.

Technically pets have been highly modified through artificial selection. Most people don't want their pets breeding and neither do local councils because people often abandon the offspring. It also helps tone down aggressive and active behaviors related to sex. Obviously sexual reproduction isn't something we can select for.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #12
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Let's cut off your fingertips, but we'll do the right thing and put you under first.
And yet you make no comment about ihatetimthomas' point about the cats being fixed? It's OK for them to have surgery to take away their ability to reproduce, but declawing is mutilating them?

Someone shoulda cut your fingers off as a toddler to prevent ewe from typing something as stupid as your reply to /me
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:36 AM   #13
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If you've ever had a cat before, you know how they like to stretch out and put their claws into a sofa or wall or even your pants leg and just rip it into it over and over just to sharpen them up?

In order to prevent this kind of damage I think it should be a law to have cats declawed before they can be adopted. I just want to see what other people do about this pesky cat problem? How do you keep them from ripping into your valuable shiite and costing you dollar bills?

And I've had both dogs and cats at various times so I'm not partial to just one pet over the other if ya wondering.

its cruelty.

buy a scratching post.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:07 AM   #14
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its cruelty.

buy a scratching post.

Basically.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:07 AM   #15
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De-clawing cats is ****ed up. Especially if you have dogs in the house. You get a scratching post, show them where it is, and the problem is solved.
This. I have cats and they learned where they can relax and dig their claws in. Plus, my cats kill any insects or roaches with their claws...which is why I like them, I usually see a lot of dead lizards with their hand or tail bitten off lol
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