6 Republican legislators in the VA Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources committee voted to kill the anti-declawing bill in Virginia today.
4 Democrat legislators in that committee voted in support of this bill, HB 1382.
All the big humane animal welfare organizations like the Pawproject.org, HSUS, Alley Cat Allies, and many others in Virginia testified in support of this bill and how declawing is inhumane and never necessary.
The only opposition to this bill was from Susan Seward, lobbyist for the Virginia veterinary medical association and Heidi Crosky with the Virginia Animal Owners Alliance
The VVMA used the human health excuse and HIV patients and a worker at a biohazard lab as to why declawing shouldn’t be banned.
Heidi Crosky with Virginia Animal Owners Alliance used the human health excuse as to why they don’t want declawing banned.