That was painful to read, James Knight, but I’m glad you’re raising awareness about this cruel practice.
“Hey, human, how would you like to have some knuckles chopped off?” said no cat ever because they can’t speak, but that’s what it comes down to.
Trimming their claws regularly and making scratchers available is all it takes. A cat isn’t a lifestyle accessory but a family member.
Or at least it is in my household. Thanks for calling out human cruelty against animals and the DVs who profit from it.