ALBANY, N.Y. —New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday…Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the New York ban. He also signed the bill legalizing infanticide, in a scene that can only be described as chillingly demonic, HERE.
“This is a real triumph for cats and the people who love them,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, who pushed for years and who yielded to temptation when it came feline-themed puns on Monday. “This has catapulted New York to a leadership position when it comes to cruelty against felines.”
The state’s largest veterinary organization opposed the bill. The New York State Veterinary Medical Society argued that declawing should be allowed as a last resort for felines that won’t stop scratching furniture or humans — or when the cat’s owner has a weakened immune system, putting them at greater risk of infection from a scratch.
I personally think declawing is sub-optimal for cats. My current set of cats are not declawed, and my arms, ankles, and furniture are witness to this. They also bite, and are a general pain in the ass to have around. But I’ve also had cats that seem to live pretty healthy, carefree lives without their claws. Yes, there is some sort term pain involved, but does that mean we should outlaw spaying and neutering?
Anyway, the point of this post has little to do with cats and everything to do with baby murder, and the people who have moral qualms about the former but not the latter.
I don’t even know what else to write.