On the 7th of December, Madison’s City Council immediately banned cat declawing or claw removal in the Wisconsin capitol.

Madison Alder Lindsay Lemmer said, “Today, every cat in Madison lands on its feet as we set an example for the rest of the state and join the numerous cities throughout the country that have already banned this archaic practice.”

This is a huge win for cat lovers everywhere as it protects cats in Madison from this horrific and deforming procedure.

Cat declawing may seem fairly innocent to those who do not know what it is. Many think it only involves removing the nails. However, declawing is much much worse and very painful, as it involves removing the top bone of each toe. This is the equivalent of chopping off the fingers on a person’s hand at the first knuckle

Declawing cats is a procedure designed to make the cats’ owners’ lives easier at the price of their cats’ well-being. It is extremely cruel and needs to be completely banned. Hopefully, other states and cities will follow Madison’s lead in this step forward for animal welfare.

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