Had no idea this was happening until I read about it in AMERICAblog, but happy to live in the city that has taken this step first:
Don’t have your cat declawed in San Francisco, or West Hollywood, or you could face fines up to $1,000 and six months in jail. This month, the city by the bay became the first major metro area in California to outlaw the veterinary procedure, and was soon joined by Santa Monica, Berkeley and Beverly Hills. Los Angeles is expected to enact the ban next week.
“It’s a form of animal cruelty,” San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, a major supporter of the ban, tells PEOPLEPets.com. “It would be unconscionable to ignore that fact.”
I am very proud to say that Ross Mirkarimi is my city supervisor — voted for him twice now. He’s spoken at a few local Greenpeace events, including a rally outside of a Chamber of Commerce meeting last week.
The day after that rally we did a floating balloon banner inside the Chamber’s conference at the ritzy Fairmont hotel. Check this out: