Burbank City Council to consider declaw ban

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From the Burbank Leader:

CITY HALL — After weeks of political wrangling and testimony, the City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to immediately ban pet declawing.

(Raul Roa/Leader)

Veterinarians opposed to cities and counties interfering in their practices persuaded state lawmakers to bar local governments from banning the practice beginning next year, prompting a rush of activity to sweep through council chambers across the state.

Supporters of local bans touted a litany of studies showing declawed animals at increased risks for behavior problems, and then abandonment by frustrated owners.

Full story here.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 4, 2009 at 7:26 am

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