Pet owners, this one's for you!
The province of Quebec will have new laws in effect concerning the declawing and breeding of pets as of next month.
Starting February 10th, non-therapeutic surgeries such as tail-docking, ear cropping and declawing of pets will be banned, something the SPCA has long fought for. More precisely, "a ban on declawing and other types of convenient or aesthetic surgeries in companion animals; a ban on the use of has chambers as a means of euthanasia; and much stricter regulation in breeding cats and dogs," will be in order, according to Montreal SPCA director of animal advocacy Sophie Gaillard (CTV News).
As for breeding regulations, breeders of cats and dogs in Quebec will be limited to no more than 50 animals at a time.
Though these new laws will surely make a difference, the majority of the change to be observed lies in its enforcement. In other words, any citizen or client of a breeder will have to flag any unusual situation they see by calling the authorities.
Find out more by visiting SPCA's Investigations Divisions platform.