Although the state vet association fought tooth and nail, New York in July became the first state in the nation to ban declawing cats.
After years of unsuccessfully trying to claw its way through the state legislature, New York’s bill banning declawing cats finally became law in July.
Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal first proposed a ban on declawing cats in 2015. From the start, the state Veterinary Medical Society fought her tooth and nail.
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