House lawmakers have passed legislation banning cat declawing. Declawing would be outlawed under the measure, except for certain medical reasons. State Representative Barbara Hernandez is behind the measure saying that the procedure is cruel.
Certain opponents of the bill such as State Representative Charles Meier says there doesn’t need to be a ban on the procedure.
Violators could face fines starting at $500. The bill passed the house 67-38 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.