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Gee, I'm so disappointed.

Oh, you actually believed me? :->
Millions of unborn human babies had been killed LEGALLY over the years here in the US and around the globe.

Really chaps your ass, doesn't it? BTW, those are fetuses, not babies.

No, those are babies.
And you're worried about some animals losing their paws so they can live and be pampered for the rest of their lives?

Damn right. Try amputating YOUR fingers and then see if you can say that again with a straigh face...

Fortunately, I still have 5 fingers on 1 hand. However, the other arm is amputated. I still work 5 days a week. Typical.
A fetus is an unborn baby. Making a distinction between the two is like using euthanize instead of kill when your referring to doing away with unwanted animals.
Millions of unborn human babies had been killed LEGALLY over the years here in the US and around the globe.

Really chaps your ass, doesn't it? BTW, those are fetuses, not babies.
And you're worried about some animals losing their paws so they can live and be pampered for the rest of their lives?

Damn right. Try amputating YOUR fingers and then see if you can say that again with a straigh face...
Ray P.S. I just had to get that out of my chest. I won't read any more messages in this thread.

Oh, the "sling *** and run manuver". Typical.
-L.
A fetus is an unborn baby

legally, they're not.
-L.
Legally they are. Legally the terms are interchangeable. The legal question is whether the unborn baby or fetus, if you prefer, is granted status as a "person" or "human being".
A fetus is an unborn baby

legally, they're not.
-L.
No, those are babies.

Fetuses are actually parasites - because they feed off the host but contribute nothing.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against fetuses... I used to be one myself! In fact, that's how I started out..
According to Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

fetus:

1. The latter stages of the developing young of an animal within the uterusor within an egg.

2. In humans, the child in utero from the third month to birth. Prior tothat time it is called an embryo.
No, those are babies.

Fetuses are actually parasites - because they feed off the host but contribute nothing.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against fetuses... I used to be one myself! In fact, that's how I started out..
I had a cat for 14 years and never had a problem with him (that I wasn't willing to live with). Sure I got scratched now and then and he did get mad once and tear the back of the couch open, but no big deal. 4 years ago I moved in with a roommate who had a cat who had been declawed in the front. Roommate is gone, cat is still here. I adopted another cat 3 years ago who couldn't retract (best way I know to explain it) his claws on one side and the vet said it could cause him problems later, so I had him declawed (front only).

A year later when I got Jazz within a week Blade had a scratched retina so when I had her fixed we declawed her too. I don't know if I would declaw another cat, with the two I chose to declaw it had to do with their (or my other cats) quality of life.
My cats are never, ever allowed outdoors (yet I keep collars with thier names and my cell number on them at all times). Declawed or not I cannot imagine letting them fend for themselves against strange dogs, cars, and gardening neighbors. Every time someone posts about a cat being sent to a kill shelter or poisoned or killed by a neighbors dog I can't help but think why didn't you protect them?

I assure my cats live a full and rewarding life in the safety of our home. The chance for them to kill small animals and to use the flower beds as a litter box aren't worth the chance of them getting killed by larger animals or picked up by animal control. Wait, killing small animals and pooing in flower beds is bad...what is the benefit of letting your cat outside?
What have foetuses got to do with de-clawing cats?

Jeannie
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