Posted: April 26, 2022 –
California Anti-Declaw Bill AB 2606 passed with a 11-1 vote by the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee. The bill would make nontherapeutic declawing illegal and was authored by State Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. Paw Project Director and Founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad and Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz provided support testimony at the Committee hearing.
The bill must pass both houses of the legislature and be signed by the governor before becoming law.
The bill was opposed by the California Veterinary Medical Association and supported by The Paw Project (Sponsor), Actors and Others for Animals, Alley Cat Allies, Animal Health Care Center, Animals in Need Rescue Network, Inc., Anivive Lifesciences, California Animal Welfare Association, Cassie’s CATS, Cat Connection, Cat Town, City of Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz, City of West Hollywood, Crooked Tails Senior Rescue, Democrats for the Protection of Animals, Dining4Animals, Feline Minds Cat Behavior Consulting, Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition, FixNation, Humane America Animal Foundation, Humane Society of The United States, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, In Defense of Animals, Island Cat Resources and Adoption, Jameson Humane, Kindred Spirits Care Farm, Kitt Crusaders, Kitten Rescue, Latino Alliance for Animal Care Coalition, Nine Lives Foundation, North Laurel Animal Hospital, Our Honor, Palo Alto Humane Society, Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Inc., Paws Up Rehabilitation, Performing Animal Welfare Society, Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc., Precious Purrs Feline Rescue, San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, Save a Kitty INC., SNAP CATS, Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Social Compassion in Legislation, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Los Angeles, Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center, Stray Cat Alliance, The Rescue Train, The Volunteers of The Burbank Animal Shelter, VCA Canada, Veterinary Medical Center, and West Radiologic Services.