Piercing the ears of cats and selling them on the internet as "gothic kittens" is Animal cruelty
Declawing is not.
who can't really see herself peircing a cat's ears, though she did have an all-black cat in college who wore one of those spiked Johnny Rotten bracelets as a collar. (Vet said that it was ok since it didn't seem to be bothering the cat.)
But is WAY not OK with declawing.