VegNews Daily

Debarking Outlawed in Mass.

New Mass. law makes devocalizing pets illegal.

A new Massachusetts law will go into effect Wednesday, July 21, that will make devocalizing a dog or a cat illegal. Devocalizing, or more commonly known as “debarking,” is the procedure in which a guardian has the vocal chords of their pet cut by a vet to keep them from barking or meowing. It is a practice most commonly used by breeders, and it can be detrimental and dangerous to the animal. Often times, scar tissue can form, inhibiting the animals’ ability to breathe. Massachusetts is the first state to outlaw devocalizing, and the penalties are a large fine and up to five years in prison.

 Comments

Shocking New Video: Animal Abuse at Chick-fil-A Chain

Mercy For Animals releases undercover footage exposing horrific abuse at farms supplying the country's top chicken fast-food chain.
Read More »

Whole Foods Market Arrests Renowned Vegan Activist

Well-known vegan and social justice activist arrested during peaceful protest against the sale of rabbit meat.
Read More »

Vegan Meat Brand Acquired by Birds Eye Parent Company

Pinnacle Foods purchases vegan company, Garden Protein International, in a $155 million deal.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Company Wins Big on Shark Tank

Heidi Ho Organics showcases vegan cheese on national television and walks away with investment deal.
Read More »

New Research: Vegan Diet Helps People Lose Weight

A new study indicates that a completely plant-based diet is most effective for weight loss.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »