Animal rights advocates, vets battle over whether to ban declawing cats
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New Hampshire would become the second state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats except for medical reasons, under legislation fiercely debated Thursday by animal rights advocates and seasoned veterinarians.

Sen. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, said she has received more encouragement on this bill than any she has worked on over seven terms in the Legislature.

“Declawing is the equivalent of cutting off your fingers at the highest knuckle. It is painful,” Rogers said.

The California-based Paw Project has urged lawmakers across their nation to bring their states in line with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York state and 28 countries around the world that have banned the practice.

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