Denver Becomes First City Outside California to Ban Declawing

The Denver City Council voted unanimously on November 13, 2017 to ban declawing, a painful and traumatic procedure that involves partially amputating a cat’s toes, often causing lifelong physical and behavioral issues. The new ordinance makes Denver the first U.S. city outside California to ban the cruel practice.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind