27 Jun '16, 2am

New Jersey joins the race to become the first state to ban cat declawing:

New Jersey joins the race to become the first state to ban cat declawing:

Animal advocates are cheering the introduction of legislation that could make New Jersey the first state to ban declawing cats . The bill (A3899 ), which was introduced this month by Assemblyman Troy Singleton, would ban declawing cats and other animals, with exceptions for cases where the procedure is deemed medically necessary to treat an underlying condition. Otherwise, performing the procedure, or seeking it out, will be considered an animal cruelty offense under state law and could result in six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, or both. Violators could also be subject to civil penalty fines that range from $500 to $2,000. Singleton’s chief of staff, Hillary Beckett, told NJ.com that he heard about the effort to get this done in New York and wanted to bring the issue to New Jersey. We are proud to be working with Assemblyman Troy Singleton on his Cat Protecti...

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