New York Becomes the First State to Ban Cat Declawing

As the proud father of cats - I couldn't be happier about this

De-Clawing is cruel and inhumane

From the New York Times:

The bill, which had been fought for several years by someveterinary groups, would outlaw several types of declawing surgeries except in cases of medical necessity, and forbid any such surgeries for “cosmetic or aesthetic reasons.”

The Assembly sponsor, Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat, said those reasons include pet owners who “think their furniture is more important than their cat.”

“It’s unnecessary, it’s painful, and it causes the cat problems,” said Ms. Rosenthal, who owns two fully clawed cats, Kitty and Vida. “It’s just brutal.”

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