Cat declawing is a cruel, painful and yet very popular surgical procedure in the US. People care much more about their furniture than the comfort of their (not so beloved) pets. I have done thousands of declaws myself. I worked at a feline specialty clinic my last 6 1/2 years of practice. As a non-owner I had to perform the procedure. The really sad part is the huge percentage of owners that shop for the lowest quoted price and then don’t want to pay for any pain medication pot-op. The owner of the practice I was at would not allow me to council these clients because it might make them feel bad and go somewhere else. I ultimately retired and changed professions over this issue. I had to fake a lot of narcotic logs in order to give these poor cats some pain relief while they were under my care.We aren't going to go tit for tat what's done in different countries.
I have not heard of anything legally done in the United States to stop a dog from barking. Cat declawing is allowed, but frowned upon usually. Not many veterinarian offices perform declawing.!
Things are changing, slowly. We are behind other first world nations in so many things.