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No, those are babies.

Fetuses are actually parasites - because they feed off the host but contribute nothing.

Extra weight. Inconvenience. Hope for the future. Joy. Sometimes couples try to work our their marriage for the sake of the little ones. Tax benefit. You can say that cats also offer joy and all those sort of things. But they are parasites forever. But from my point of view, you really can't compare humans (in any stage of development) to cats.
Hi Dawn ,
I assure my cats live a full and rewarding life in the safety ofour

home.

How do you personally do this ?
The chance for them to kill small animals and to use the flower beds as a litter box aren't worth ... control. Wait, killing small animals and pooing in flower beds is bad...what is the benefit of letting your cat outside?

Would you keep a dog inside a house and never let it into the yard or take it for a walk ?
alison
What have foetuses got to do with de-clawing cats? Jeannie

If it's legal to abort an unborn child (fetus), then there should be no question that declawing cats or any other animal should be legal.
Hi Dawn , our

home.

How do you personally do this ?

How do I assure or how do I give them a rewarding life? My cats get daily exersize and play, lots of attention, a healthy diet, and they are safe! The only time any of them seems interested in going outside is when the man delivers Chinese food and once they realize it is coming inside that interest is gone!

If I could create a space large enough for a dog to get the exersize it needs and teach it to use a litter box...maybe! I never even left my dogs outside when no one was home or over night. You hear horror tales of wild dogs killing dogs in thier own yard, dogs kidnapped for medical testing, or even just getting off their chain/out of their fence and running off.

When I adopted my animals I did so knowing I would protect them anyway I could. I could never live with myself if one of them was hurt or killed because I found it easier to let them fend for themselves then give them attention.
Teenagers have this strange instinct that makes them want to run wild, do drugs, and such...it must be natural then and as a parent would you just let them do what came naturally?
Dawn
What have foetuses got to do with de-clawing cats? Jeannie

If it's legal to abort an unborn child (fetus), then there should be no question that declawing cats or any other animal should be legal.

I think it's quite apparent that your are trying to start some kind of flame war by comparing two completely different practices..but as I generally can't resist an argument here's what I think...
De-clawing is done solely for the convienience of the owner of the cat whereas an abortion can be performed
for any number of valid MEDICAL reasons and can ONLY be done (in the UK anyway) up to 16 weeks gestation when 2 doctors have seen the mother, agreed upon the need for the procedure and both consented to it.

Men who are never going to be in the situation where they have to make that horrendous decision really shouldn't be moralise to other people who might have to (I am guessing your a man due to the fact that your screen name is Ray, but I could be wrong!).
This is why your comparison isn't relevant at all to the subject under discussion.
BTW it is spelt foetus NOT fetus
Jeannie
My flame shield is fully operational!
According to Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary fetus: 1. The latter stages of the developing young of an animal within theuterus ... humans, the child in utero from the third month to birth. Prior to that time it is called an embryo.

...which is still a parasite because it feeds off of the host while contributing nothing to the survival of the host. I don't mean this derogatorily...
P.
. Fetuses are actually parasites - because they feed off the host but contribute nothing.

You can say that cats also offer joy and all those
sort of things. But they are parasites forever.

Not so... The relationship between cats and humans is a form of mutualism - a type of symbiosis in which both species benefit from the relationship.

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What have foetuses got to do with de-clawing cats? Jeannie

If it's legal to abort an unborn child (fetus), then there should be no question that declawing cats or any other animal should be legal.

Not so. Amputation without benefit is mayhem. A fetus is a parasite.
Fetuses are actually parasites - because they feed off the host but contribute nothing.
Sounds more like a teenager ;o)
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