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New York May Outlaw Declawing of Cats

It would be the first state to do so

(Newser) - An animal rights champion who also happens to be a lawmaker in New York state has introduced legislation to make it illegal to declaw cats, reports the Daily News . The measure by Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal would make exceptions only for reasons deemed medically necessary by a vet—and it... More »

Declaw Your Cat in Israel, Spend a Year in Prison

...and pay a $20K fine, too

(Newser) - Israel, land of shredded couch corners? Maybe. At the end of November, the country passed a bill that bans the declawing of cats—with some seriously stiff penalties. Those convicted of the crime will face up to a year in prison and a $20,000 fine, reports Discover . If the... More »

Beverly Hills, LA Ban Cat Declawing

Calif. cities move to protect kitty claws while they still can

(Newser) - Furniture beware: Los Angeles and Beverly Hills have become the latest California cities to outlaw the declawing of cats. Santa Monica and San Francisco recently passed similar bans and others are considering banning declawing before next year, when a new state law on the regulation of veterinary medicine will effectively... More »

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