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New York State's Decision To Make Declawing a Cat Illegal Stirs Up a Heated Conversation Online

The New York state legislature yesterday voted to pass a measure that would ban onychectomy, or the declawing procedure, for cats. If the governor signs the bill, New York will become the first state to outlaw the practice. The announcement caused a heated discussion on twitter. Share with us your thoughts on this controversial issue.   

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The US Department Of Agriculture Just Made a Major Announcement For Cat Lovers

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service announced it will no longer be doing deadly testing on cats and will send the last 14 cats previously used for toxoplasmosis research to loving homes for adoption. 

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Two Congressmen Propose Bill That Would Make Animal Cruelty A Felony Nationwide

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act was reintroduced last week by Reps. Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch , both of Florida, in an effort to close loopholes in animal cruelty law. The two lawmakers are seeking to strengthen animal cruelty laws by making some of the most extreme animal cruelty acts a federal offense if committed on federal land or in connection with interstate commerce. Via: Huffpost

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New Law In NY Allows Pets To Be Buried Next To Their Humans in Cemeteries

While humans could always choose to be buried in a pet cemetery next to their beloved pet, the other way around, until now, was not permissible. But the state of New York has come with a groundbreaking new law that truly recognizes just how deep the pet/owner bond can go: furry friends can now be buried alongside their owners across the state. Via: Pawbuzz 




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