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New York State May Join Cities, Countries, On Declawing Ban

New York State May Join Cities, Countries, On Declawing Ban

Declawing, the surgical amputation of a cat’s toes to prevent the regrowth of nails that may scratch people and property, will become illegal in New York State if a bill making its way through the Assembly is passed. The procedure is already prohibited entirely in the U.K., Israel, and Switzerland. And here at home, 10 California cities and Denver have also made declawing against the law.

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