The Paw Project reports that British Columbia veterinarians will no longer declaw cats for non-therapeutic reasons. This is the second province in Canada to ban vets from declawing cats for non-therapeutic reasons.
Although the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) acknowledged that some medical issues may require partial or full digit amputation, elective declawing is not an appropriate means of dealing with feline behavior issues like scratching furniture.
Nova Scotia is the only other Canadian province to ban cat declawing, but the college notes it is also outlawed in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and some cities in California.
Read more about this decision here: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-veterinarians-ban-practice-of-declawing-cats.