For years, some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed to keep them from scratching furniture or people. But the State of New York is considering a bill that would ban the procedure.
Opponents of declawing point out that it is not a simple cosmetic procedure, but a surgery that amputates a segment of bone, ligaments and nerves in the paw.
New York State Assembly member Linda Rosenthal sponsored the legislation, and tells Here & Now's Robin Young it's time to outlaw the procedure.
This segment aired on May 27, 2016.