Our President and Founder Becky Robinson spoke on WTTG-TV in DC today to advocate for the cat declaw ban that’s close to becoming law in Maryland—and explain why declawing is a painful and cruel procedure that has lifelong consequences for cats.

Watch the interview here and below:

Maryland’s declaw ban passed in the legislature on April 4 and is now on Governor Larry Hogan’s desk to sign into law. Becky submitted testimony to lawmakers throughout the process.

When the pair of bills the ban involves pass, Maryland will officially be the second state in the nation, only after New York, to ban cat declawing statewide.

The progress on declawing bans nationwide would not be possible without the tireless work of The Paw Project and the voices of our dedicated supporters like you. Learn how you can speak out for declaw ban bills in your state by visiting our Action Center