May 31, 2018 – New Jersey State Senator Troy Singleton introduced legislation that would add onychetomy, or declawing, to the list of criminal animal cruelty offenses in New Jersey. Those who perform declawing (except to treat a medical condition affecting the animal) would face a fine for a penalty, according to the provisions of the New Jersey Anti-Declaw Bill S1209. The companion bill is A347, introduced by NJ State Assemblymember Carol Murphy.
Thanks to Senators Nilsa Cruz-Perez (Committee Chair), Troy Singleton (S1209 author and Committee Vice-Chair), and Vin Gopal for their YES votes.
Please sign our anti-declawing PETITION to support New Jersey Anti-Declaw Bill S1209 and Anti-Declaw Bill A347.