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  Cheshvan 17, 5772 , 14/11/11

C'tee: OKs Bill to Ban Declawing of Cats

The Knesset Education Committee voted unanimously, Monday, to send a bill banning the declawing of cats - except when needed for a cat's health - to the full Knesset for votes on its second and third reading.

People often have a cat's claws removed to protect their furniture and equipment from scratching. The bill says the practice harms a cat's ability to run, jump and climb trees.

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