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Old 11-07-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would ban the declawing of cats.


The unanimous vote Friday follows a similar action by the Beverly Hills City Council a day earlier. A final vote in both cities is expected Nov. 17.

Los Angeles Moves to Ban Declawing of Cats (http://www.newsmax.com/us/us_declawing_cats_los_angeles/2009/11/06/283020.html - broken link)
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: California
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Yes....another step in the right direction! Many counties in Ca. already have set the ban in place.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I want to think that this is a good thing (I really don't like the idea of cats being declawed). But then, I think of all of the people who won't be adopting cats b/c they can't declaw them. Are the cats really better off?
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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You have to look at the quality of life........ an animal that cannot do what comes to it naturally isnt 100% happy or even 100% safe to be around. For cats this means clawing. There are ways to show them whats okay to claw its very effective.

The effects of declawing are lifelong and can mean everything from a more aggressive personality to litterbox avoidance, walking, althletic and balance issues, some even have to have paw/limb amputation as a result of infection.

Hunters even, always have a rule to finish off a downed animal as injury makes them more inclined to be aggressive.


Cat bites are serious 80% of them get infected according to TheCatSite and can put someone in the hospital... Better an unwanted cat is put down then adopted-tortured and then hurts someone before being abandoned and probably put down anyway.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Norway
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Yay!

It's illegal to declaw in my country and we're doing just fine.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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Bit by bit I think this practice will end. One day declawing will be illegal everywhere. I hope in MN it happens
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'm glad to see the news, and I hope declawing becomes illegal and and that its proscription spreads to the rest of the country.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Here's a working link, if anyone cares:

L.A., Beverly Hills move to ban declawing of cats | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

I'm so glad this practice has been banned. One of my cats likes to chase her own tail in the cat tree, and she'll get completely hyper and dangle at the top, holding on with only her front claws. Of course, she wouldn't be able to do that at all if I'd had her declawed!
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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WOW. What zealots. I suppose you would rather "put down" a person with an amputated limb than have them not able to walk on a balance beam. You people need to understand that while declawing might not be the ideal thing, it is not the barbaric practice you make it out to be. Many, many cats live long happy lives of playing, hunting, eating, loving, purring and being kitty cats without their claws just as many people are loving and capable human beings even if they have some type of difference. If you are saying a cat is better off dead than declawed, I feel sorry for you all.
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