New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

May 27, 2016

For years, some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed to keep them from scratching furniture or people. But the State of New York is considering a bill that would ban the procedure.

Opponents of declawing point out that it is not a simple cosmetic procedure, but a surgery that amputates a segment of bone, ligaments and nerves in the paw.

New York State Assembly member Linda Rosenthal sponsored the legislation, and tells Here & Now‘s Robin Young it’s time to outlaw the procedure.

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