declawing bill in Oregon loses steam

June 18, 2015

Ore. declawing bill loses steam

A bill that would have banned most declawing of cats and other animals has stalled in the Oregon Legislature, and at least one supporter believes it might be dead. Recent amendments to the bill would have further tightened declawing restrictions and banned canine and feline devocalization except in medically necessary cases. The measure would require the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association to collect and report procedural statistics. “This bill needs a little more time,” said Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland. The Oregonian (Portland) (6/17)