I'm always surprised that in the country first in the world to grant citizen rights to great apes (and all that the US does for animal rights), declawing cats is still legal. I say I'm surprised because we always go after the US, and in this (only?) case, we are more advanced, as our country is now passing a law to prohibit declawing of cats. Sorry to barge in with this, I just couldn't help sharing the good news...
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.