New York Could Become the First State to Ban Pet Owners from Declawing Cats

A bill that would make New York the first state in the country to ban cat declawing is on its way to Governor Cuomo's desk. The measure cleared both the Senate and Assembly yesterday. Supporters of the ban say declawing is a cruel and unnecessary surgical procedure that causes severe pain. A veterinarian caught breaking the law could face a one-thousand dollar penalty.

 

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