REPORT: First state to ban declawing of cats

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday signed a bill making New York the first state to make declawing a cat illegal.

“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” Cuomo said while signing the bill which was approved by the state legislature last month.

The article goes on to state the following:

“By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.”

The law seeks to ban onychectomy, or declawing, on cats in the state except when it is needed to address a “physical medical condition” that “compromises the cat’s health,” the bill’s text states.

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