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"The Paw Project" documentary about the evils of declawing cats is officially released
by The Paw Project
Tuesday Jun 17th, 2014 12:18 PM
After over a decade in the making "The Paw Project" documentary about the evils of declawing cats if officially released on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Dish, U-verse and YouTube. Free screenings are available all over the US. Please, watch this compelling documentary and share it with your friends. People need to know that declawing cats is unnecessary, inhumane and now thankfully illegal in a few cities in the nation.
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The Paw Project documentary by Dr Jennifer Conrad now on iTunes, U-verse, Dish, Amazon, Netflix
The Paw Project documentary by Dr Jennifer Conrad now on iTunes, U-verse, Dish, Amazon, Netflix

Review of the documentary The Paw Project. Available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, U-verse and Dish. Join The Paw Project on Facebook.

Criminals sometimes cut off parts of people's fingers with a cigar cutter as a form of torture. Slave owners used to cut off toes as a form of punishment. And yet here in the United States declawing (onychectomy) cats is still legal in almost every city in the nation. This needs to change.

For many years the veterinary associations have been trying to hide their dirty little secret which is declawing cats. Most veterinarians are hush hush to their clients about what declawing actually involves. It involves cutting off the entire last digit of cats' paws. Imagine someone using a cigar cutter to cut off the last digit of your finger. This is the reality that is cat declawing. They don't even reattach the severed tendons so the paw can sometimes end up useless besides painful. Declawing also causes many horrible behavioral problems.

I'm very glad this movie was made. We need to educate the public to the real horrors of declawing cats. I'm sure if people knew what was actually involved and the horribly painful consequences they would not want this done to their cats. There are so many easy alternatives to inappropriate scratching from scratchy trees to nail caps to double sided tape. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should ever declaw their cat.

"The Paw Project" documentary was very well made. Dr Jennifer Conrad, the other anti-declaw veterinarians and cat owners in the movie gave compelling narratives as to why this surgery is totally unnecessary besides incredibly inhumane. Thanks for making this documentary.