Declawing a cat is something awful. Taking away something that is natural to then, that is so necessary for their wellbeing is something that we should avoid as much as possible. Yet, we do understand the struggle of some cat owners with cats that are more feisty than most who always, always scratch their furniture.
Still, there are other options available for preventing your cat from destroying your furniture outside of declawing them, and this twitter thread by @KikiDoodleTweet that is going viral gives you all of the alternatives- with videos to to support their statements and links to items that you can purchase.
So, read this thread, get informed, and forward it to anyone who needs to read it as well.