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Illinois House Passes Bill Banning Cat Declawing

In Illinois Thursday, house lawmakers passed a bill banning cat declawing.

Declawing would be outlawed under the measure, except for certain medical reasons.

It’s sponsored by representative Barbara Hernandez of Aurora who says the procedure is cruel.

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Violators face fines starting at 500 dollars.

Opponents argue that some owners have an immune disorder and a scratch from a cat’s claw could lead to infection.

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The bill will next be considered by the Illinois Senate.

As reported by WWBL