New York Residents: Help Ban Declawing

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New York lawmakers could soon join the progressive cities and countries that have banned the practice of declawing cats! Both houses of the state’s legislature are considering bills that would prohibit the cruel surgery. The Assembly Committee on Agriculture is considering bill A595 and the Senate Committee on Agriculture is considering S3376, both of which would declare declawing cats illegal unless medically necessary.

Declawing is a painful process that involves amputating the last bone on each of a cat’s toes, and it has harmful long-term effects on a cat’s well-being. People usually declaw cats to stop them from scratching—not because the procedure is medically needed or benefits the cats. Declawing is an unnecessary surgery, as there are many safe, humane, and affordable alternatives available to prevent cats from scratching.

Tell your legislators to ban this cruel practice in New York.


  • State Representative Addie Jenne
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' M. Gallivan
  • State Senator James 'Jim' L. Seward
  • State Representative Stephen 'Steve' M. Hawley
  • State Representative Marc W. Butler
  • State Representative Carrie Woerner
  • State Representative Ken D. Blankenbush
  • State Senator David 'Dave' J. Valesky
  • State Representative William 'Bill' D. Magee
  • State Representative Gary D. Finch
  • State Representative Clifford 'Cliff' W. Crouch
  • State Senator Leroy G. Comrie Jr.
  • State Representative Harry B. Bronson
  • State Senator Michael 'Mike' H. Ranzenhofer
  • State Senator Rich Funke
  • State Representative D. Billy 'Billy' Jones
  • State Representative Didi Barrett
  • State Representative James G. Skoufis
  • State Senator Patty A. Ritchie
  • State Senator Velmanette Montgomery


Please Support A595 and S3376 and Ban the Practice of Declawing Cats

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a resident of New York, I ask that you please support bill A595 and S3376. If enacted into law, these bills would prohibit the declawing of cats, a cruel and painful procedure that involves amputating the last bone on each of a cat's toes--the equivalent of cutting off a human's finger to the first knuckle.

Denver and eight cities in California have already banned declawing, as have at least 42 countries, including Switzerland, Israel, and England. New York would be at the forefront of this movement on the state level, ensuring that cats will no longer be put through this inhumane and painful procedure. I urge you to support A595 and S3376.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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