3/4/2010

The Massachusetts House approved a bill that would outlaw debarking surgery on cats and dogs except for medical necessity. The bill, which now heads to the state Senate, would impose penalties on violators, including a maximum of five years in prison. AVMA says debarking "should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative after behavioral modification efforts to correct excessive vocalization have failed."

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