This is truly fantastic news! Not only have they banned tail docking (with a $25,000 fine for a FIRST offense), their legislation includes cat declawing, ear cropping, and de-barking.
So why are these aesthetic enhancements for our beloved pets so wrong? Well, take your pick! Declawing is a bit like cutting fingers off for a cat, leaving them in agony, stressed, and even likely to bite. Ear cropping leaves dogs susceptible to infections. Tail docking is as barbaric as wrapping elastic bands around a puppy’s tail to cut off the blood supply so that the end of it will fall off. None of these things bring any benefits to the animals at all. These animals are already beautiful and aren’t here just to look pretty for us!
Nova Scotia joins British Columbia in banning cat declawing, and we hope this inspires other provinces and states to do the same. The only surgery a pet should have to go through is for their own safety and health. What right do we humans have to dictate how they look?