ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has become the first state to ban the declawing of cats. The measure was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after lawmakers passed it in the spring. Animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians say the once-common operation is unnecessary and cruel. It involves slicing through bone to amputate the first segment of a cat's toes. New York's largest veterinary organization had opposed the bill. It argued that… Read at AP News
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