Most people might think of Wisconsin as the home to cheese and meat, but now Wisconsin has a new reason to be famous. Madison, Wisconsin has now banned the practice of declawing a cat.

Declawing physically mutilates a cat and is often described as an unnecessary and painful procedure. A far better solution is to provide your cat with plenty of scratching posts and surfaces to shred with your approval. After all, you wouldn’t want someone to rip out your fingernails now, would you?

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