Cat declawing 'ethically problematic' and now banned in B.C.VANCOUVER
The practice of declawing a cat is now banned in British Columbia.
The College of Veterinarians of B.C. says the new standard was implemented Tuesday after it researched other jurisdictions and consulted with provincial vets.
It says in a news release that declawing is "ethically problematic" and not an appropriate means of dealing with cat behaviour issues.
College registrar and CEO Louisa Hlos says there is consensus among the public and profession that declawing cats is inhumane and ethically unacceptable, similar to the outdated practices of tail docking and ear cropping.