San Francisco supervisors support cat declawing ban
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in favor of an ordinance to ban cat declawing within the city and county. Supervisors are due to have a final vote on the issue next week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The measure had been introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who called the practice torture and a form of animal cruelty.
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, who voted against the measure, told the San Francisco Examiner: "I don't support the board making those types of medical decisions."
Starting Jan. 1, a state law will prevent municipalities from banning such procedures.
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