As of March 2018, Nova Scotia is the first Canadian province to ban declawing cats. The ban was issued by the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association, which in a statement said that it considers elective and non-therapeutic declawing as ethically unacceptable. Declawing is banned in Australia, Europe and the U.K., as well as Denver and some cities in California.
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Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.
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