A bill to ban tail-docking in dairy cattle in California passed the state Senate last week and is now being considered in the state Assembly.

If this bill, SB135, passes the practice of tail docking in dairy cattle would be banned. The bill states the exception would be during individual treatment, emergency or operation performed by a veterinarian, provided the animal has been adequately anesthetized to minimize the animal’s pain and suffering during the treatment or operation and it is done in such a way as to minimize the long-term pain and suffering resulting from the treatment or operation, using only suitable instruments, and in hygienic conditions.

Read the entire bill SB135.

Source: Western United Dairymen