yah well i dunno. i was so shocked to find that out, because i was trying to convince them to let us get a kitten, and mom said it should get declawed. and i was like "no no dont do that" (cuz they had declawed Lucky before i realized that is wrong) and so we got to talking about what to do if a cat does something wrong, and dad said that about Lucky. i was so horrified i dont even want another cat anymore, and im keeping Lucky in my room as much as possible. i tried telling dad that it would hurt Lucky to pick him up like that, and he wouldnt listen to me, then eventually said that thing about pain being the best punishment. its no use trying to convince him otherwise, he wont even listen to me and got all mad. so im keeping Lucky in my room as much as i can from now on.