DocNight: The Paw Project
USA, 2013, 58 Minute Running Time
Wednesday September 25th at 7pm. Director Jennifer Conrad in person!
Directed by Jennifer Conrad, DVM, who will join us for this powerful educational film, The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing, and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations.
In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat's toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats that are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure for which they make upwards of $1,000 per hour.
These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren't we being told the truth about what the declawing procedure involves? The Paw Project chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy efforts led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project.
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Conrad
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