New York Legislature passes ban on cat declawing

Big news coming out of New York this week as the Legislature passed a law banning the declawing of cats.

Declawing a cat is not like getting a mani-pedi at your local spa. Whether it is performed by laser or the old-fashioned way, it’s a surgery during which nearly all of the cat’s first-toe bones, along with the tendons and ligaments, are removed. This procedure often leaves many cats with lifelong pain, much like amputees who experience phantom pain associated with their lost limbs.

Unlike human amputation, which is most often performed to save a life, cats are declawed to save a couch or the curtains so we’re so thrilled to hear about the news out of New York.

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