Not to mention what we do to cows and chickens... chop of their heads, skin them, and boil them in oil and or burn them over an open fire... lobsters we boil them alive, rip them apart and devour their innards... I've never have a cat and I wouldn't consider declawing if I did... the idea of being declawed gives me shivers down my spine... although I will admit that not having owned a cat, I have no understanding whatsoever about the reasons/circumstances that make people want their cats declawed. That being said... the moralizing/virtue signaling over cat declawing is a little puzzling at times, given the far worse treatment we inflict on other animals, including cats. I agree that the treatment of animals is a difficult topic. I won't set foot on Sea World, or the Circus, but I still take my kids to the zoo/aquarium.