Missouri Bills Would Prohibit Localities from Outlawing Declawing

Missouri House Bill 1586 and Senate Bill 1058 seek to overturn and prevent local ordinances that prohibit declawing cats. The bills effectively would repeal local ordinances in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County that prohibit declawing by specifying that the Missouri legislature preempts any locality or subdivision from enacting or enforcing restrictions on veterinary practice.