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Now British Columbia Bans Declawing. A US State Next. — 5 Comments

  1. This is the best news ever! More and more vets in the USA are opting out of declawing cats and offering Soft Paws. My own vet refuses to declaw and anyone who insists on the procedure is politely shown the door. He won’t even give a reference to any vet who may perform declaw. Massachusetts is a pretty progressive state when it comes to animal cruelty; however, they still haven’t banned declaw. They did ban devocalization, thankfully. The wheels of progress move slowly, but at least they’re moving in the right direction. Congratulations to British Columbia!

    • Your comment gives me reason to be optimistic that there is a gradual change in attitude towards declawing in the US. It will stop one day in the not too distant future. It is impossible to support it. Thanks for all your comments, Gail. I’ll be shelling out more for a cat charity this month 🙂

  2. This is fantastic news. Veterinarians in the US need to think long and hard about the suffering they continue to cause to every cat that is declawed. The ethical course of action would be for individual veterinarians to voluntarily eradicate this inhumane procedure from their practice instead of waiting X amount of time for a government mandate telling them to do so. 😭

    • Completely agree Frances. I would be so much better if the veterinarians stopped voluntarily. It would happen faster and do a lot for public relations. The time has come. I don’t want to see America pushed into it by Canada’s example.

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