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Some people remove their cats’ claws. One state may soon call that animal cruelty.
Now the debate has reached the statehouse in New Jersey, where the General Assembly last month approved a bill that would add declawing, or onychectomy, to the list of criminal animal cruelty offenses.
February 24, 2017

Washington Post

Nicholas Dodman is quoted in this article about the ethics of declawing cats and potential legislation banning the procedure in New Jersey.
(This article also appeared in two additional media outlets.)

Read full story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/24/many-people-remove-their-cats-claws-one-state-may-soon-call-that-animal-cruelty/?utm_term=.69e02b4292c4