Quebec Will Ban All Pet Cosmetic Mutilations

The Quebec government plans to ban all non-essential cosmetic procedures on companion animals by this summer, including cat declawing, tail docking, ear cropping, and debarking. The province is currently drafting this exciting legislation, which will make Quebec the first province in Canada to ban all cosmetic surgeries on pets—unless they’re deemed medically necessary. This decision... Read more » Animal Justice
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Cat Declawing is Now Banned in British Columbia

Veterinarians in British Columbia will no longer be permitted to declaw cats, after the province’s College of Veterinarians banned the practice.

The College of Veterinarians is the self-regulatory body for the veterinary profession, and sets standards of practice that vets must follow. At a meeting on May 4, 2018 the College passed a motion prohibiting veterinarians from declawing domestic cats, unless medically necessary to treat a condition. A veterinarian who performs the amputation can now be investigated and disciplined.

This is incredible progress for our feline friends! Declawing is also known as “partial digit amputation” because it’s not just the claw that’s removed—the cat’s last toe bone is sliced or lasered off at the knuckle. Amputation is torture for cats, and can cause paw pain, infection, nerve damage, lameness, and back problems for sensitive kitties.

British Columbia follows in the footsteps of the No…

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