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US State On Track To Become First To Ban Declawing Of Cats - MetNews
A piece of legislation that would make declawing cats illegal in New York has passed state legislature and now heads to the Governor’s desk to sign into law. Bill A01303 would make the state the first to ban the practice, prohibiting the procedure altogether and fining veterinarians up to $1,000 for performing it. Onychectomy, more commonly known as declawing, is a surgical procedure used to remove a cat’s claws to stop it from scratching or killing birds. It is already illegal in parts of Europe and Canada, as well as a number of US cities including, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, reports the Associated Press. However, no state has banned it in its entirety. A number of organizations and …