By: Vickie J. Rubinson
Israel, land of shredded couch corners? Maybe. At the end of November, the country passed a bill that bans the declawing of cats--with some seriously stiff penalties. Those convicted of the crime will face up to a year in prison and a $20,000 fine reports Discover. If the idea of banning the practice shocks you, you're probably American. About 25% of cats here are believed to be declawed, but doing so is illegal in Europe, Australia, Brazil and beyond.