VIDEO: Lion Gets Declawed At Palestinian Zoo So Visitors Can Play With Him

A lion at Rafah Zoo, a Palestinian zoo in the Gaza strip has been declawed in order to allow children to play with the dangerous animal.

The procedure was filmed as the animal vet clipped her claws with a par of shears.


The vet inspects the lion's claws following the operation

Apparently this is one of the most agonizing procedures a lion can possibly go through, imagine having your fingernails pulled off with shears.

Four Paws Animal Charity:
‘For big cats, removing the claws is a particularly vicious procedure which causes long-lasting damage. Natural behaviour, such as grabbing food or climbing, is hardly possible without an animal’s claws. Since the amputation was not done in a proper vet clinic, the chance of infection is high.’