P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

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The Paw Project By: Izhare Hussain

Dear Assemblywoman Weinstein,

My name is Izhare Hussain. I am a supporter of bill A1297. Declawing is harmful to cats. Declawing causes cats to have inappropriate habits. For example, biting, scratching, and not using the litter box. We watched a video called “The Paw Project”. It got me to go against declawing cats. Our school P.S.119’s goal is to stop declawing in Brooklyn.

Declawing is amputation and cruelty. 82% of cats are declawed because of household reasons. 76% of cats are declawed before they are 2 months old. Cats need their claws for protection and climbing. To declaw a cat you cut there fingers off until the first knuckle. After cats get declawed nails grow under the skin. For example, three mountain lions died because nails were growing under their skin. When nails grow under a cats skin they can’t walk properly because of the pain. Over 22 million cats in the United States are declawed. Some cities in the United States such as Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood don’t declaw. These are only eight cities. They’re a lot of cities in the United States. Declawing also causes crouching.

   If people don’t want your furniture scratched just put on soft paws you would have to change these every three weeks. This is one way how a cat can stop scratching furniture. Another way is they could train their cat. But they don’t have to declaw them. The declawing surgery cuts through many bones, tendons, nerves, and lots of skin. It cuts a lot of fur also. Cats could die easily after the declawing surgery. There is something called nail clippers to cut the cats nails. They would have to cut them every two weeks. If they can cut their nails every one-week why not cut a cat nails every two weeks? A lot of cats cry because of the pain. When you declaw a cat it is almost like robbing them. The claws belong in the paws!!!!!

   To sum up, I hope I have convinced you to make bill A1297 a law. This bill is important to me because if humans do what is better for them, they should do what is better for their cats also not for there furniture. I wish you were convinced after you read this. If you are thank you so much!

Sincerely:
Izhare Hussain P.S.119

9 Responses to “The Paw Project By: Izhare Hussain”

  1. 1
    fjump:

    Great letter Izhare. I surely do hope Assemblywoman Weinstein not only reads your letter but takes action. Keep your claws off of my paws. Mr. Jump

  2. 2
    fifthgrade119:

    nice , I think Assemblywoman Weinstein will like your writing. Ahamed ali

  3. 3
    fifthgrade119:

    Hi my name is Raymes Khalid. Declawing is bad. Some people dont care for these poor cats. Their cats what can they do how could they say stop dont declaw me. I hope Assembly woman Weinstein would ban declawing and people would love cats more than their lives.

  4. 4
    fifthgrade119:

    nice job Izhare. I hope declawing stops in America -Madison 5-305

  5. 5
    fifthgrade119:

    Thanks guys -Izhare

  6. 6
    fifthgrade119:

    you did a nice job keep up the good work-Nicahya 5-305

  7. 7
    fifthgrade119:

    I thought that this is a good essay to show to the Assemblywoman about your cause of what you were saying.Keep up the good work! Add more detail Nick

  8. 8
    fifthgrade119:

    declaw is bad and it should be stopped all around the world. The way that it can happen is banning it in every country around the world.

    laws can’t cant change the heart but can change the heartless- Dr.Martin Luther King
    Richard Lee

  9. 9
    fifthgrade119:

    great job -RichardLee

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