September 2009 Issue

A Ban on Declawing?

The San Francisco Commission of Animal Control and Welfare wants the city to ban the declawing of cats. In a July hearing, the Commission voted 5 to 1 to recommend that the cityís Board of Supervisors adopt an ordinance to ban the practice. (It would exclude cases where declawing is necessary for a catís health.) If passed, San Francisco will be the second city in the U.S. with such an ordinance. West Hollywood, CA, banned the practice in 2003.

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