April 30, 2019 – New York state Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal’s Anti-Declaw Bill, A.1303, has passed the NY Assembly Agriculture Committee. The bill could make New York the first state in the nation to ban cat declawing. The declawing bill would ban the amputation procedure unless it is done to treat a medical condition affecting the cat. The Paw Project is grateful to Assemblywoman Rosenthal. We are proud to have introduced the declaw issue to Assemblywoman Rosenthal and to have helped in organizing support for the bill. The Paw Project is fortunate to have the support of many veterinarians and many organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), Alley Cat Allies, and Ethical Veterinary to help pass the bill.
New York State Anti-Declaw Bill Passes Committee –