Ozzy Osbourne, Classic rock icon, is currently being featured in a brand new PETA advertisement which urges all cat owners to not declaw their kittes. It also suggests that this particular procedure is actually a partial amputation.
Within the ad, Ozzy can be seen with his fingers cut completely off along. The tagline reads, “Never Declaw a Cat. It’s an Amputation, Not a Manicure.”
“When cats are declawed, their claws and part of their toes are amputated. Veterinarians equate declawing with cutting off the last bone in a human’s finger, often causing nerve damage, infection, and immense pain.”
Ozzy once nearly lost parts of his fingers himself back in 2018 battle thanks to a staph infection.
Ozzy now said:
“Amputating a cat’s toes is twisted and wrong. If your couch is more important to you than your cat’s health and happiness, you don’t deserve to have an animal! Get cats a scratching post—don’t mutilate them for life.”
The rock star has recently announced that he has Parkinson’s disease following a fall he suffered last year. Ozzy, though, is still hoping to be able to do a tour next year. He is currently planning to release his first solo LP in about10 years. It will be titled Ordinary Man, and is due out on February 21.
In addition, The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has issued various statements over the years. All of them discouraging people who have cats from declawing their pets. Many activists, however, believe the organization’s recommendations aren’t enough.
At the present time, other groups much like PETA are suggesting that the practice ought to be banned entirely and thus – be considered to be an act of animal cruelty.