Humans who can't abide by scratched/damaged furniture should find another companion animal that doesn't cause damage. That is harmony. Mutilating an animal for the convenience of the owner is inexcusable and disharmonious with nature. I realize that this is a polarizing subject, but there is no rhetoric that justifies declawing.
Well said Deborah! It takes a courageous human to speak up for those innocents who have no voice of their own!