The New York state legislature has voted to pass a measure that would make it the first state in the country to ban the declawing of cats. The law seeks to ban onychectomy, or declawing, on cats in the state except for in cases where it is needed to address a "physical medical condition" that "compromises the cat's health," the bill's text states. However, the bill states that it would outlaw the procedure for "cosmetic or aesthetic reasons or reasons of convenience in keeping or handling the cat." If the law is passed, veterinarians who violate it could face a fine of up to $1,000. With the bill’s passage Tuesday, the legislation now heads to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's (Democrat) desk for approval. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-...egislation-to-make-declawing-a-cat-illegal-in What do you think? Is declawing a cat cruelty? Will more animals get left outside in the cold because their owners don't want the cat inside clawing on furniture?