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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2009, 17:29:27 PM »
It's on and two have signed already.  :wow:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #103 on: November 13, 2009, 16:04:25 PM »
Good point.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2009, 15:38:19 PM »
if claws an evolution don't tie in I don't know what does!

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2009, 15:33:55 PM »
Well, I've joined, I introduced myself but haven't posted otherwise so far in case they think I'm a troll   It's all atheists and non believers and it's way above my head! I'm just a simple gal.  :scared:

I fear I'm going to get shot down in flames when I post the link, but what the heck it's worth a try. Are you a member Christine?

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2009, 18:47:58 PM »
 Thank you very much!! I'll do that now.  :thankyou:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2009, 18:37:25 PM »
I've signed.

Out of the 24 people I initially emailed asking for a signature, the following have not signed, nor bothered replying. It could be that my mail got caught in their spam filters [...]
Richard Dawkins [...]

If you want to contact Richard - and gain a lot of extra support, potentially - you should post on his own forum at http://forum.richarddawkins.net/
I'm a member of the British Humanist Association, the national charity supporting and representing people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs http://www.humanism.org.uk/home

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #98 on: November 12, 2009, 17:55:45 PM »
My faith in my homeland is restored!!!! :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2009, 17:48:49 PM »
What a fantastic lady...Im so happy that the message is being acknowledged.....Far and wide may it spread!  :Luv2: :hug:

Lets face it US has such pulls on other countries, surely they must take note of our beliefs and feelings towards this!  ;)

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2009, 17:43:49 PM »
This is humbling, this email just came to my sister from Jennifer Conrad a US vet who has been fighting declawing in the USA for years and has been laughed at for caring about cat's paws and has spent much of her own money in financing publicity about declawing , and yet she's made time to contact us in the UK. Right on Jennifer! On with the fight.

Dear Ruth and all of the cat lovers who took the time to write in support of declaw bans in California,
Thank you! Your work made a difference. It was such a pleasure meeting council members here and hearing them marvel at the number of emails they received from abroad. It was very powerful for them and helped them realize what a serious issue the banning of declawing is. There are now declaw bans in 6 California cities and those affect over 5 million people and probably about 2 or more million cats. Strong work! I am grateful to all of you and look forward to working with you as we approach the entire state of California.
Sincerely yours,
Jennifer Conrad, DVM
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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2009, 07:24:09 AM »
Another email from Kriss Worthington in Berkeley

Dear Compassionate Cat Loving Community,
I am happy to report that the Declawing Ordinance in Berkeley passed by a 9-0 vote. 

Thank you very much for writing to express your support.

I added an amendment to the written proposal to treat this as a “wobbler”
giving discretion to the citing officer to treat it as an infraction or as a misdemeanor,

which is how the City of Berkeley treats many offenses.

Thanks for your advocacy.

Feel free to let us know any other issues we can help with. Kriss W

Kriss Worthington

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #94 on: November 11, 2009, 17:04:10 PM »
Thanks, that's my two pride and joys - boys.

A bit of good news like this from Berkeley gives you new hope doesn't it? Surely in the end all cats will have the right to whole, healthy paws.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2009, 16:49:59 PM »
  ;D

lovely photo Baz  :Luv:
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2009, 16:05:27 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

HURRAH!!!!

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2009, 16:05:20 PM »
Fantastic news! Onwards and upwards!  :wow: :wow: :wow: :hug:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2009, 15:58:01 PM »
great news!

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2009, 15:54:12 PM »
Great News I've just had word
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the veterinary practice of declawing cats within city limits, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.

Calling it a "horrific" procedure that only benefits the owner of the cat, Councilman Jesse Arreguin, who co-authored the law with Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, said in passing the law Berkeley stays true to its "history of being humane to all its creatures."

"It's a complex and painful procedure — you remove the bone at the end of the paw — and it's only for the benefit of the owner," Arreguin said.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #88 on: November 11, 2009, 15:51:58 PM »
Now this is a much better pic!  ;)

Add a scratching post and hey presto!  :hug:



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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #87 on: November 11, 2009, 15:41:32 PM »
Cats rule OK  :scratch:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #86 on: November 11, 2009, 08:53:33 AM »
Not your homeland, but some of the inhabitants, thankfully they are balanced out by other people who wouldn't dream of crippling their cat in this way.  There's good and bad in every country, there are times when I despair of England.

You are right, we must overpower the evil ones!   >:(  I am sure that we can all do it together.  Just one snowflake cannot do much on its own but look at the havoc a blizzard can cause!   :wow:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2009, 08:27:33 AM »
Not your homeland, but some of the inhabitants, thankfully they are balanced out by other people who wouldn't dream of crippling their cat in this way.  There's good and bad in every country, there are times when I despair of England.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2009, 18:54:58 PM »
There are times when I am so ashamed of my homeland...  :( :-[ :'( :censored: >:(

Sparklecat  :-[

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #83 on: November 10, 2009, 18:42:39 PM »
That's it....Nothing will hit home harder than to actually be face to face with one of these poor cats!  :(

Keep up the fantastic work!  ;) :hug:

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« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2009, 18:38:26 PM »
Absolutely! There are a lot of splendid people in the USA fighting declawing and I feel so sorry for them having to witness first hand the physical effects on cats. 

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« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2009, 18:25:04 PM »
Well done on this also Babz, Its a long up hill struggle, but a battle well worth winning!  ;D :Luv2: :hug:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #80 on: November 10, 2009, 16:19:31 PM »
I commented yesterday when her c%a&py article popped up in a google alert, this drives me mad, such smug ignorance. Thanks very much for all you're doing to help and for this heads up, I'd hate to miss an opportunity of letting a prodeclawer have it right between the eyes! They're voting in Berkeley today, one of the council members has replied to all of us who wrote asking him to support the ban, see below

Dear Compassionate Cat Lover,
Thank you for writing to express your support for the proposed ban on declawing cats in the City of Berkeley. I appreciate hearing your thoughts about this issue, and I share your opinion that humane relationships with pets are of the utmost importance. While I wish I could declaw some in the right wing, we need to stop the inhumane declawing of cats immediately.
Again, thank you for writing. If you have further questions or comments, please contact my office at (510) 981-7170. Best regards.
Sincerely,
Kriss Worthington
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City of Berkeley, District 7
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

I hope they're all of a like mind!   :crossed:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #79 on: November 10, 2009, 16:03:39 PM »
Someone you may feel the need to get in touch with Babz, this witch needs telling!!!  >:( :( :hug:

http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,28844.0.html

Happy about the states that have signed up to the ban! This is the start Im sure!  ;) :hug:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2009, 12:58:38 PM »
It has been a tremendous time for cats in California!  You may already know but these cities have now all voted to ban declawing of cats.

The cities of West Hollywood 2003 ,
Santa Monica Oct 27th 2009, who voted 6 to 1,
San Francisco November 3rd 2009, who voted 9 to 2,
Beverly Hills November 5th 2009, who voted 5 to 0,
Thecity of Los Angeles November 6th 2009 voted 11 to 0 to Ban Declawing of All Animals

A sad thing is that the vote was defeated in Malibu.

Hopefully the fact that Los Angeles, the second largest city in the US has banned declawing should surely make an impression on other cities in other states.

The fight goes on, and our petition is now at 2041, thanks to everybody who has signed and passed it on, every  one of you is helping to save cats from having their toe ends amputated for the sake of settees.

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« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2009, 18:38:18 PM »
Isn't it brilliant!!!  thank you very much to everyone who is helping with this, sorry I haven't been on with an update for a while, I can't catch myself up.  But you are all much appreciated be sure of that  :thanks: :wow:

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« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2009, 14:31:13 PM »
New total! 2036  :wow: :hug:

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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2009, 12:38:32 PM »
Much appreciated, thanks again.

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« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2009, 12:37:36 PM »
OK? OK? BRILLIANT more like, thanks very much.  Americans are either for or against, there doesn't seem to be any half measures and there's a lot of bad feeling towards people who are trying to take away their right to amputate cats toes so don't get yourself into any strife.  :givein:

One of the "higher ups" on the forum is in agreement with me so hopefully it should not cause to much hassle....Will let you know the outcome!  ;) :hug:

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« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2009, 12:36:18 PM »
OK? OK? BRILLIANT more like, thanks very much.  Americans are either for or against, there doesn't seem to be any half measures and there's a lot of bad feeling towards people who are trying to take away their right to amputate cats toes so don't get yourself into any strife.  :givein:

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« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2009, 12:32:06 PM »
Just had a thought! I am registered on an American forum (not cat related) but the subject has came up before whilst I was chatting and got a few responses....I will cross post on there okay hun!  :hug:

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« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2009, 12:16:37 PM »
Fab news! Best of luck for this....And your doing a great job btw!  :hug:

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« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2009, 12:04:40 PM »
1903 signatues and about 2 weeks until the petition has been live for a year, we'd love to get to 2000 by then, so 97 to go.  We've had 37 since yesterday!  ;D

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« Reply #69 on: September 26, 2009, 17:53:43 PM »
1804 signatures now

No Simon Cowell, Joanna Lumley, or any of that type of celeb have signed so far :(

But Warren Eckstein USA pet psychologist and radio show host and Jim Willis USA world animal day ambassador (world animal day is Oct 4th) have signed also up to now 9 US veterinary surgeons who are anti declaw and refuse to do it have signed the petition. 

It's a long hard haul BUT this was a tremendous boost

SANTA MONICA, CA: In a 5-1 vote, Santa Monica City Council passed an emergency motion Tuesday, September 22, 2009, to draft an ordinance that restricts the practice of amputating the toes of animals, also known as “de-clawing.”

It's not signed and sealed yet but we are hopeful!! There is also to be a similar vote in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  These all need to be passed and in place before December 31st or Arnold Schwarzenegger will put the kybosh on it with his new bill that gives the state authority over medical scope-of-practice issues and prevents cities from passing ordinances banning medical procedures starting Jan. 1.

 :thanks: everyone for recent efforts

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« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2009, 11:08:10 AM »
I second that! Well done Sparklecat and her mum.  There are many more kind American citizens than there are unkind, we just need to reach them and teach them (OOh I just made a mantra there LOL)

Stephen Fry - good idea, I know someone in the SavingCatsClaws group who's on twitter so I'll post it to her.

Thanks everybody, your input is wonderful, keep the ideas coming.  We now have 7 USA DVM's (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) signatures on the petition including Dr Michael Fox the author of this page
http://www.twobitdog.com/DrFox/specialreport_Article.aspx?ID=46b4b2c4-93d6-4582-b4ec-7d311782aab8&seword=declawing who has said we can link to his website

The petition is now at 1717

Thank you.

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« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2009, 11:07:10 AM »
Well done to Sparklecat and Mum for signing it. Onwards and upwards!

Thank you.  My American relatives will also sign.

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« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2009, 11:06:33 AM »
Letter to Joanna Lumley is in the post!

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« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2009, 01:38:35 AM »
 :wooooo: You go girls!  :wow:

 


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