L.A., Beverly Hills move to ban declawing of cats

LATIMES.COM | Maeve Reston | 11/06/09

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The Los Angeles City Council, in a preliminary action, voted unanimously today to ban the controversial practice of declawing cats, which council members described as unnecessary and abject animal cruelty.

The vote was also a repudiation of the state Legislature, which earlier this year voted to bar local governments from banning the procedure beginning Jan. 1.

"I don't think we should allow people at the state level to dictate to us our local actions," said Councilman Paul Koretz, who sponsored the ordinance.

Said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who owns three cats: "The bottom line is, you take the claws out of a cat, you take away the cat."

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"But what about the furniture and the rugs???!!!"

Some people shouldn't have cats...


Lots of people should not have cats, dogs, or any pets. Nor children.

p.s. I couldn't remember my password, so I used the password recovery and it worked great.


How about amputating the fingers of the humans who want to amputate the cats claws?

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