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Nearly 70 Percent of Veterinary Professionals Oppose Cat Declawing as Rhode Island Seeks to Ban the Procedure

New poll underscores the surge of support from the veterinary community to ban the cruel practice.
June 12, 2024 Companion Animals

Animal cruelty does not occur in a vacuum, and the failure to fully examine its origins would likely lead to future criminal acts and the continued cycle of abuse and violence.”

Hon. H. Lee Chitwood, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Pulaski, VA

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