Pet owners, we all know how frustrating it can be to come home from work and see scratch marks on the couch or the walls, completely ruining our furniture. For dogs, we can grind or clip their nails, but for cats it has been a different story -- until now.

Declawing a cat is actually a very painful and malicious procedure according to In which case, 20 countries around the world have banned declawing cats and for the first time, New Jersey will be the first state to ban this practice.

The consequences of declawing a cat will be a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail.

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