Maryland nearer to being the second state to ban cat declawing | Pets

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Griselda, a home long-haired cat, who had already had her claws declawed when her proprietor gave her up for adoption, performs inside her enclosure on the Animal Haven pet shelter in New York in June 2019. New York has banned the removing of her claws cats in 2019.

AP Photograph/Bebeto Matthews

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Home of Representatives voted Thursday to ban cats from being declawed except it’s needed for therapeutic functions.

Maryland would develop into the second state within the nation to ban the follow. New York banned it in 2019.

And now Delaware can also be getting concerned, as a invoice launched in that state’s Home of Representatives would ban cat house owners from declawing their pets.

The Maryland Senate handed a invoice earlier within the legislative session. Every home would nonetheless must go the measure handed by the opposite to ship the laws to Gov. Larry Hogan.

Supporters of the ban say declawing hurts the cat and leaves it unable to defend itself.

the Maryland measure prohibits declawing, except it’s a medical situation that compromises the well being or well-being of a cat.

Cats might not be declawed by veterinarians for beauty or aesthetic causes, or for comfort in dealing with.

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