May 18, 2022

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Quebec bans diclavling of pets

Quebec bans diclavling of pets

The Legalt government hopes to file a regulation next summer to ban dickloving and many other surgeries on pets, a long-standing request from many communities.

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Andre Lamontagne on Tuesday responded positively to a petition containing 21,652 names submitted on the Called for a ban on all non-preventive and non-therapeutic surgeries on fellow animals in February 2022.

“In view of the latest scientific advances and the positions of the parties involved, the regulations prohibit the following surgeries, except in the case of medical recommendations recommended by a veterinarian: devocolition, tail docking (tail trimming) and onyxectomy (dickloving) performed on cat or dog, as well as “He wrote in his response.

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Andre Lamontagne

File photo, Stevens LeBlanc

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Andre Lamontagne

Andre Lamontagne said he had previously consulted with several associations, including the Order of Veterinary Physicians of Quebec (OMVQ), the Canadian Association of Veterinary Physicians of Quebec (ACMV), the Association of Veterinary Physicians of Quebec (AMVQ), and Anima. Quebec and the Quebec Association of SPAs and SPCAs (AQSS).

“The draft regulation has been very well received,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Montreal SPCA welcomed the news via a message posted on its Facebook page.

“The Montreal SPCA has been working for many years to make these surgeries a thing of the past, and we can only welcome this decision!”, The agency noted.

Onysectomy, or diclaving, is a surgical procedure that involves the dissection of the third phalanx of a cat’s finger, prescribing OMVQ on its website.

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If this practice is not necessary from a medical point of view, it is standardized to meet the needs of human beings, the organization adds.

“Today, we know that this is an intervention that should not be taken lightly and that it is important to consider other options before resorting to it, he suggests. [En effet] This surgical intervention can lead to deformity (contraction) of the fingers, which can cause pain during walking. “

Forty countries and several Canadian provinces around the world have already banned the practice.

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