Ozzy Osbourne Teams With PETA to Fight Declawing Cats in Gory PSA

Take a look at the new campaign

January 30, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne is taking a stand for cats on behalf on PETA in a way only he can.

The Prince of Darkness is hoping the shock value of his gory new anti-declawing campaign will turn pet owners on to his way of thinking. Ozzy appears on a poster that is all black and white – except for the bright red blood running down his fingers that are missing the tips.

The ad equates what happened to Ozzy as the same horror a cat experiences when they are declawed. While some argue declawing cats is nothing more than a manicure, Ozzy and PETA insist that’s not true.

“Amputating a cat’s toes is twisted and wrong,” Ozzy said. “If your couch is more important to you than your cat’s health and happiness, you don’t deserve to have an animal! Get cats a scratching post—don’t mutilate them for life.”

Nearly two dozen countries have prohibited or severely restricted veterinarians from performing the procedure, and New York became the first state in the U.S. to ban it last year.

Ozzy recently revealed he is batting Parkinson’s disease, in addition to the effects of a fall that forced him to postpone a tour last year. In a new interview with Kerrang!, the 71-year-old admitted his health challenges have forced him to think about the inevitable, but he says he tries not to let it bring him down.

“Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come? I think about it; I don’t worry about it,” he said. “I won’t be here in another 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all.”

Ozzy says working on new music has helped him move forward and focus on something productive. His 12th solo album and first since 2010 is set to be released on February 21st.

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