Nevada Anti-Declaw Bill Passes Committee

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Nevada Anti-Declaw Bill Passes Natural Resources Committee –

Posted: April 9, 2021 – Nevada Assembly Bill, AB 209, introduced by Nevada Assemblymember Susie Martinez has passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and is now headed for a floor vote of the entire Assembly. Paw Project Director and Founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad provided testimony at the Committee hearing.

If it passes the Assembly and the Senate – and is then signed by the Governor, AB 209 will end declawing in Nevada.

The Paw Project has had the privilege to work closely with Assemblymember Martinez and her staff on the bill.

“I am so honored to work with Assemblymember Martinez. She and her staff are truly dedicated to ending the inhumane practice of declawing,” said Jennifer Conrad, DVM, a veterinarian and the founder and director of the Paw Project. “We are also grateful for the strong support of Jeff Dixon, the Nevada State Director of HSUS.

“I am proud that my colleagues have taken this important first step to end declawing, an outdated and cruel procedure,“ Assemblymember Martinez said. “I am very grateful for the Paw Project and the many other organizations and individuals who voiced their support for this bill. Their efforts have help convince my colleagues to move this important animal protection legislation forward.”

UPDATE: The bill pass thee Assembly floor with a strong bipartisan vote, but did not pass in the Senate policy committee.