Denver council unanimously votes to ban cat declawing
The Denver City Council on Monday night moved to make Denver the first U.S. city outside of California to ban the practice of declawing cats. Council members voted unanimously in favor of the proposal at its first reading, all but guaranteeing its passage.
The ban would make it illegal to declaw cats if there isn’t a specific medical reason, such as a tumor or a malformed paw.
Councilwoman Kendra Black and Councilman Jolon Clark’s cat Kit during a Denver City Council committee meeting on proposed legislation banning declawing, Oct. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Declawing involves the removal not just of the claw but of the outermost phalanx of the paw from which it grows. Supporters of the ban claim that declawing makes cats more likely to bite, since they can’t use their paws for defense.
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