Once again, Prin, you've expressed what we're all thinking, and have done so with eloquence. End result = declawing is only for the benefit of man, not cat.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the rules and enjoy your stay.
According to the Humane Society of the United States:
There are an estimated 3-4 million dogs and cats euthanized each year in the US alone! PLEASE - spay and/or neuter your pets!