Binational Independent Film Festival

The Paw Project

Country: USA
Director: Jennifer Conrad

The film is by Jennifer Conrad, a California exotic-animal veterinarian who explains that she first became concerned about declawing, due to all the pain and suffering it causes felines, pain and suffering that she witnessed through her work with tigers and other big cats that had ended up in sanctuaries. From there she began a push to ban declawing of domestic cats, a campaign that became national news in 2003 when West Hollywood, Calif., outlawed the procedure, and then five more Cities in California started debating to do the same.