Cats in Manitoba can no longer be declawed.

Declawing is a practice to surgically remove a cat’s claws by amputating the toe bones of the cat.

Typically a pet owner would request the operation to protect their furniture or clothing from being damaged by the claws.

Manitoba joins BC, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick, and Alberta in banning declawing.

Declawing cats has also been banned in 30 countries.