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Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:20:23 PM »
I do not have a link for this yet.  The Paw Project has made the announcement that "Nova Scotia has banned declawing" but I don't think it's that, quite. 

Here is the entire wording of The Paw Project's post:



quoteDECLAWING BANNED IN NOVA SCOTIA. NOVA SCOTIA IS #1 reports Dr. Hugh Chisholm, Paw Project-Atlantic Canada Director.
"The Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association provides the following information.

At its December 12, 2017 meeting, The Council of the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association agreed to the following change in its Code of Ethics – Section 46. A three-month education period will take effect immediately and this change in the Code of Ethics will come into effect on March 15, 2018.

No Member of the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association shall perform the elective and non-therapeutic Partial Digital Amputation (PDA), commonly known as declawing or onychectomy, of domestic cats.

The NSVMA views elective and non-therapeutic PDA as ethically unacceptable." WHO'S NEXT? unquote

So it sounds to me like members of the NSVMA are prohibited from declawing (or will be March 2018) but Nova Scotia itself has not made it illegal in the entire province.

I have a message in to Paw Project asking for clarification, because seems to me vets who are NOT members of the NSVMA wil continue to be legally permitted to perform these mutilations.

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Re: Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 05:21:49 PM »
I posted the FB link, why isn't it showing?

Never mind it's there



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Re: Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 08:53:05 AM »
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Re: Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 06:24:52 PM »
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Declawing domestic cats will soon be a thing of the past in Nova Scotia, according to the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association.

The association issued a statement after a meeting of its council on Tuesday saying it views the practice of elective and non-therapeutic declawing as "ethically unacceptable."

"A three-month education period will take effect immediately and this change in the code of ethics will come into effect on March 15, 2018," reads the statement.

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Re: Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 08:50:01 PM »
Today's the day!

It is now officially illegal to declaw a cat in Nova Scotia Canada, for human convenience.

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Re: Nova Scotia VMA has banned declawing
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