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

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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.

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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.

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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.’