Should New York have a law to band declawing of pet cats? It looks like a bill has some steam and is moving through the New York Legislature.

WKTV reports the Democrat-led Assembly's agriculture committee advanced the measure, but the bill must pass a second committee before going to a vote in the Assembly.

Supporters include animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who say declawing a cat is inhumane since it involves the amputation of a cat's toes back to the first knuckle.

So far New York's largest veterinary association has opposed the bill, arguing that the procedure should remain as a last resort for cats who won't stop scratching furniture or humans. We will keep you updated on the progress of this bill.

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