L Swan 3 years ago 0.0 Your rating: If I could give it ZERO stars I would! Bowmanville Zoo has near-future plans to declaw their lion cubs, claiming “to ensure safety of their animals and keepers.” Declawing is amputation of the first digits of the toes and in NO WAY ensures safety and benefits to the animal. It doesn’t ensure safety for the handlers either, since it is well documented that declawed cats (big and small) resort to biting and can be aggressive once declawed since they have lost their first line of defense. Declawing is mutation and subjects felines to a lifetime of horrific crippling pain, arthritis and lameness. To the reviewers claiming Bowmanville is a wonder place, how is that so knowing this? I do not need to patronize this zoo to know that Bowmanville does not care for its animals if they practice declawing.For more information on the devastating effects of declawing, begin by watching ‘The Paw Project’ documentary: available through the org’s website or now on Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video.