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Maryland Lawmakers OK Bill Outlawing Practice Of Declawing Cats

April 6, 2022

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a measure Monday that would make declawing cats illegal in Maryland. Delegates voted 102-24 in favor of Senate Bill 67, which previously cleared the state Senate by a 32-14 vote late last month. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Larry Hogan, whose signature would make Maryland the second state in the U.S. to outlaw the practice of declawing. Under the legislation, it would be illegal for veterinarians and residents to perform declawing procedures on cats unless it is necessary to deal with a medical condition.

Article Source: WJZ-TV

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