Two More California Cities Ban Declawing For Cats

November 18, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – Beverley Hills and Los Angeles have voted in a council decision of 5-0 to ban the declawing of cats for any but genuine medical reasons.

The ban follows similar measures passed in San Francisco and Santa Monica, and was passed hastily before a law came into place in 2010 that would keep local councils from being able to vote on issues related to veterinary medicine.

The California Veterinary Medical Association has spoken out against the vote, saying that it should be up to pet owners, and not government, about whether or not pets are declawed.

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