Cat Declawing is Amputation and Dr. Margie Scherk Wants it Stopped (511)

Defender Radio Podcast Cat Declawing is Amputation and Dr. Margie Scherk Wants it Stopped

Cat declawing sounds like a reasonable way to prevent damage to furniture and homes, and keep cats who may be given to shelters with families. But the science simply doesn’t support any of it – and declawing isn’t even what it sounds like.

In this special report, Defender Radio connected with Dr. Margie Scherk, a veterinarian who specializes in feline medicine and surgery, who wants the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia to outlaw the practice. According to a CBC article, nearly 80 per cent of BC vets who responded to the survey support a ban on declawing, and 62 per cent already stopped conducting the procedure themselves.Dr. Scherk is hoping that greater public awareness on the truth about cat declawing and support for a petition (click here) she has created will push the College into moving forward with a ban – something that happened in Nova Scotia just last December.

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