legislation lately that this was quite the surprise.
the bill was to prevent landlords from denying tenancy by requiring cats be declawed and dogs debarked. it was a housing issue that even the CA Apartment Association (ie landlords) were in favor of.
so why didn't it pass? the CA Veterinary Medical Assoc. doesn't want legislation to set precedent regarding surgeries that could be medically necessary. ugh.
at least they're doing the right thing in massachusetts. no more devocalizing, no more pain.