So after doing a bit of reading i discovered that declawing a cat is fairly common in America. And recently certain states have moved to ban the practice: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/...wFKIjR9-vPvYIJbJ3BMhJlB2C7yWR1_MGzL1_P7VbzBww I can say that i have never knowingly met anyone, cat or otherwise, where this practice is applied (in the UK). And can i also say that i find this practice morally abhorrent - even though i am not usually one for fawning over cute little kitties (although i do love and own cats). Its like forcefully removing all the fingers from your pet - its not their nails you are removing - its their fingers. Is there anyone willing to justify this practice? To me thats a bit like trying to justify FGM. And i wanted to know if my moral compass was out of whack.