I had my kitten declawed (just the front) a couple months ago - I would've had to have set him free otherwise. He doesn't seem to mind. He's an indoor cat. I'm fine my decision. I eat animals, so I don't have a problem declawing a cat. I wouldn't eat or declaw a dog, though. While I'm here, might as well mention that I don't don't have a problem with horse slaughterhouses either. I'm from Texas and I like horses. I had a couple when I was a kid. But they're not dogs. They're not your friends like a dog can be. They sure as hell wouldn't alert you to an abusive nanny. Neither would a cat. Cats are assholes. My cat and I get along fine.