At the ABVMA Annual General Meeting, held today February 24th 2019, ABVMA members voted in favour of banning several surgeries they have deemed ‘cosmetic’, including cropping and docking.
Forelimb Dewclaw Amputation
Feline Partial Digital Amputation
This vote does not outlaw the above procedures, but it does prevent licensed veterinarians in the province of Alberta from performing these procedures.
Where else are the procedures banned?
Alberta joins New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in banning VMA members from performing tail docking & ear cropping.
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba have VMA member bans on ear cropping only.
PEI and Newfoundland have provincial legislation against tail docking, ear cropping, and most cosmetic surgeries.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.