Although I agree that those pictures are disgusting, and made me sick to my stomach as well, it's a reality that some vets may very well amputate the toe in that manner.
Not all vets are ethical and use lasers to do surgery. Some are still in the dark ages, and probably aren't going to be jumping into the new way of doing things. If these pictures deter ONE person from doing this horrible thing to thier pet, then I'll gladly put up with them being in this thread. I may be going against the grain of the other mods and admins, but this is how I see it.
Every person considering declawing as a "humane" surgery, and are thinking of declawing thier cats, should be made to look at those pictures and told "your vet MAY do it this way".
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!