Should cat declawing be banned? NJ lawmaker says Yes, but will they listen?

Posted by Walt Nelson on

A recent article from reported that New Jersey is leading the way to becoming the first state in the country to ban the practice of declawing cats.On Monday November 14, 2016 the Assembly committee cleared a bill which would add onychetomy - the medical term for declawing - to the list of criminal animal cruelty offenses. The only exceptions would be for medical purposes.Any veterinarian caught declawing a cat and their owners would face a fine of up to $1000 or six months in jail. According to the bill, they would also face a civil penalty of $500 to...

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