Cat lovers and animal welfare advocates are cheering a ban which lawmakers passed in New York this week. According to multiple sources, on Tuesday lawmakers in New York voted to ban declawing of cats.
The standard surgical declawing procedure is much more than simply removing claws…the first joint of a cat’s paw is literally amputated. In a human, it would involve removing the end of the finger from the last joint.
New York Assemblymember, Linda Rosenthal (D), said, “It’s unnecessary, it’s painful, and it causes the cat problems,” Adding, “It’s just brutal.” Lawmakers have passed the bill and now it needs the stamp of approval from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. When and if he signs, New York will become the first state to ban the declawing procedure, reports NOLA.
If passed, violators could face fines up to $1,000.
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