The NYSVMS is the veterinary association that keeps stopping the anti-declawing legislation in New York. They want their vets to be able to keep performing this inhumane, mutilating, and unnecessary procedure. Declawing is a big money maker for vets in America, including in New York.

The NYSVMS is having a veterinary conference in Tarrytown, NY in May 2018 and have sponsors who probably don’t know what the NYSVMS is doing to stop us from banning a very inhumane and unnecessary amputation procedure that is done to millions of innocent cats in New York state and America each year.

I think these sponsors, TD Bank, Boehringer Ingelheim, Simmons, Monarch Business Consulting, and Best Pet Rx should know that the NYSVMS passionately supports keeping this barbaric toe bone and claw amputation procedure legal.

I sent all of them an email and so far only TD Bank responded. (Emails are at the end of this story.)

Please send respectful and educational notes to each of these sponsors so that they know about the sneaky NYSVMS’s actions to keep this inhumane procedure going in New York state. We know all these companies have worked hard to have a trustworthy and good reputation for their businesses. If you get a response from any of them, please send it to me at citythekitty@gmail.com  Remember to take a screenshot of your comment as documentation. #TAKETHEHIGHROAD

We would hate to see their good reputations damaged by supporting the NYSVMS.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Here is the Mission and Vision page about this company that was started in Germany. (Declawing is banned in Germany) https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.us/our-story/mission-vision

Here are their facebook pages- Boehringer US facebook page  Boehringer Main Facebook page

Here are their media contacts with their emails- Media contacts

Here is the email I sent them and the answer that they gave me on March 16, 2018.

“To whom it may concern at Boehringer Ingelheim,
I wanted to reach out to you because I am not sure if you are aware of this.
I know that you are company that has worked hard to build your reputation as an ethical company whose mission is to improve the lives that you touch, which includes humans and animals. Thank you so much for doing what you do to make the world a better place for all.
Are you aware that by supporting the NYSVMS you are supporting an organization that is actively condoning inhumane and unnecessary surgeries on innocent New York State cats?

Are you aware that 99% of the famous internet cats and millions of people throughout the world support the anti-declawing movement and are against the NYSVMS policy on declawing cats.

The world is changing and people are more concerned than ever about the welfare of animals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could inspire the NYSVMS to have the moral standards and integrity that you have…to do no harm.
Sincerely,

Lori Shepler

Here is the latest NYSVMS stance on declawing. (Cornell is not supporting the anti-declawing legislation in NY.)

“Declawing of Cats (Onychectomy)
Declawing is a surgical procedure that veterinarians take very seriously. Veterinarians strive to educate pet owners on alternatives to pet declawing when the procedure is requested, and urge pet owners to become educated on the process itself and the alternatives before making a final decision to declaw their animal. NYSVMS believes that medical decisions such as the decision to declaw a cat should be left to the sound discretion of fully trained, licensed, and state-supervised professionals operating within appropriate standards of practice. A bill to prohibit the performance of the surgical procedure of onychectomy has been sponsored in the Assembly and Senate (A.595 Assemblywoman Rosenthal and S.3376 Senator Griffo), and NYSVMS opposes this legislation and any similar legislation that would prohibit the procedure in New York State and erode the ability of a licensed veterinarian to practice his or her profession. This position mirrors that of the AVMA. The bill has been referred to the Agriculture Committee in both houses of the legislature.
Position Statement: NYSVMS strongly encourages client education prior to consideration of declawing, and believes the decision to declaw or not declaw a pet should be made by the pet owner in consultation with their veterinarian.”

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Here is their response from the head of the U.S Corporate Media Relations Dept.

We appreciate you  reaching out to us. The health and well-being of animals are a primary concern for our company, and our Animal Health Business, as we  provide medicines and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious, non-infectious and parasitic diseases. Treatment decisions for pets are appropriately the responsibility of trained and licensed veterinarians. We do support efforts by veterinarians to educate pet owners on alternatives to pet declawing and hope that pet owners also learn about the process and alternatives before making their own decisions.

Here is my reply back to her.

Hi Erin,

Thanks for the note. Declawing is a very inhumane and mutilating procedure that is always harmful to the health and well-being of a cat or kitten. It isn’t a treatment or health decision.
Most trained and licensed declawing vets do this mutilating procedure as a money maker and often with the spay/neuter declaw packages. There are always humane alternatives to this cat cruelty that makes cat and kitten’s amputees.

It is sad that a company like Boehringer Ingleheim wouldn’t agree that this amputation procedure should be banned like it is in Germany and 41 other countries.

If you want to read more about how the NYSVMS has been stopping our important cat protection bill. http://www.citythekitty.com/nysvms-declawing-propaganda/
Thanks,
Lori and City the Kitty

Monarch Business Consulting

About Monarch Business Consulting About Monarch Business Consulting

This company was founded by a veterinarian in NY, Chris Rocchio. He owns two practices and one of them doesn’t declaw cats and educated the public about the humane and commonsense alternatives like scratching posts, nail trims, deterrents, etc. Please thank him and the awesome people at River Road Animal in Nickayusha, New York for being an ethical, no-declaw practice! River Road Animal Hospital Fb page

Monarch Business Consulting FB page Monarch Business Consulting contact form

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Here is their facebook page Best Pet Rx

TD BANK facebook page e and you can contact them on it. Best Pet RX facebook page


SIMMONS VETERINARY PRACTICE SALES AND APPRAISALS

Here is their facebook page Simmons facebook page


TD BANK

I received an email back from TD Bank. Maybe you can respectfully ask them if they will be supporting the bill in NY to ban declawing and if so how.

TD Bank facebook page TD BANK Facebook page

Media contacts for TD BANK Email contacts for TD BANK

Here is the note I sent to TD BANK on March 9, 2018

Hi Matthew and Judith,

I wanted to reach out to you because I am not sure if your company is aware of this.

I know that TD Bank has worked hard to build a reputation as a company with high moral standards.

Are you aware that by supporting the NYSVMS you are supporting an organization that is actively condoning inhumane and unnecessary surgeries on innocent New York State cats?

Are you aware that 99% of the famous internet cats and millions of people throughout the world support the anti-declawing movement and are against the NYSVMS policy on declawing cats.

The world is changing and people are more concerned than ever about the welfare of animals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could inspire the NYSVMS to have the moral standards and integrity that you have.

Sincerely,

Lori Shepler

Here is the latest NYSVMS stance on declawing. (Cornell is not supporting the anti-declawing legislation in NY.)

“Declawing of Cats (Onychectomy)
Declawing is a surgical procedure that veterinarians take very seriously. Veterinarians strive to educate pet owners on alternatives to pet declawing when the procedure is requested, and urge pet owners to become educated on the process itself and the alternatives before making a final decision to declaw their animal. NYSVMS believes that medical decisions such as the decision to declaw a cat should be left to the sound discretion of fully trained, licensed, and state-supervised professionals operating within appropriate standards of practice. A bill to prohibit the performance of the surgical procedure of onychectomy has been sponsored in the Assembly and Senate (A.595 Assemblywoman Rosenthal and S.3376 Senator Griffo), and NYSVMS opposes this legislation and any similar legislation that would prohibit the procedure in New York State and erode the ability of a licensed veterinarian to practice his or her profession. This position mirrors that of the AVMA. The bill has been referred to the Agriculture Committee in both houses of the legislature.
Position Statement: NYSVMS strongly encourages client education prior to consideration of declawing, and believes the decision to declaw or not declaw a pet should be made by the pet owner in consultation with their veterinarian.”

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“We are in receipt of your email below and thank you for your feedback.

We believe this issue belongs in the public policy arena and we support bi-partisan efforts to educate pet owners on this procedure in the future. As a matter of corporate policy, we do not comment on the nature and specifics of our relationships with our customers.

We appreciate you voicing your concern.

Sincerely,

| Office of the President and CEO TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®”


March 9, 2018

Dear Office of the President and CEO TD Bank,

Thanks for your prompt reply.
I’m a little confused. Are you saying that TD Bank just supports educating the public about declawing but doesn’t support banning this inhumane procedure in NY?
Just so you know, there is bi-partisan support for the anti-declawing bill in the state of New York.
Is TD Bank doing anything to support this?
Thanks,
Lori Shepler

 

 

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