Thursday, February 12, 2015

Declaw Illegal in New York State Soon?

Friends,

Go to your favorite search engine, type in 'New York State' and 'de-claw' and you'll find a wealth of articles about Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal's bill to make the practice of de-clawing (technical term: Onychectomy) illegal in the entire state.  

A partial list of countries that have outlawed or condemned this unfortunate practice:

Australia
Brazil
Israel
Finland
Estonia
Netherlands
Germany
Switzerland
Austria
United Kingdom

In the United States, the following cities have made it illegal:

West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Burbank, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Berkeley, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Culver City, CA

States that prohibit landlords from demanding resident cats be de-clawed as a condition of residency:

California
Rhode Island

If you'd like more information, go to The Paw Project.  There is so much stuff you can find online or in books at the library about living peaceably with cat's nails, such as scratching posts, those little nylon thingies, and routine nail clipping that can make a huge difference!
YOU can make a difference too!  Talk to your friends, family members, folks at church, folks in line with you at the bank, and inform them!  We can do it!  People will tell you that more cats will end up WITHOUT a home, but the amount of de-clawed cats that end up in shelters because of behavior problems contradicts that very argument.



7 comments:

  1. That is a great news. I hope the bill will pass and declawing will be made illegal. And I hope many more states will follow!

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  2. guys....we hope in de life times we haz left ....de clawing iz banned...ill legal...for bidden...pro hibited... N any other werd ya wanna uze.......pee ree ud...everee wear....

    heerz two a topminnow & trumpetfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  3. we hope this is just a first step to making it completely illegal. our rescue vet WILL NOT do it but sadly lots of vets will....something we don't understand.

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  4. We agree, declawing is utterly barbaric.

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  5. I think it should be banned everywhere!

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  6. It should be illegal everywhere. I really hate that so many vets still do it instead of taking a stand.

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  7. Hopefully as more countries and cities ban declawing, it will pick up traction (pun intended) and we'll make faster progress towards ending this barbaric practice.

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