A state bill that would prohibit local bans on the declawing of domestic cats will take effect on Jan. 1. The bill has prompted a trendy ordinance for local lawmakers throughout the state, resulting in a flurry (not furry) of activity.

Previously, only West Hollywood had a ban on declawing. The California Veterinary Medical Association took the city to court over the matter and lost, opening the door for other cities to pass such bans.

Now San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley and Santa Monica. Many other cities and counties are now working on similar ordinances.

What’s your take over the regulations?

Should the declawing of domestic cats be regulated? Who should regulate it – the state, local governments or the individual owners themselves?

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