AB 829 Advances & Needs Your Help for Next Step; Update on Laguna Beach Climate Action!

As many of you might know, I have been the Vice Chair of the Laguna Beach Environmental Sustainability Committee for the past four years. Our committee passed some policy recommendations to the Laguna Beach City Council (LBCC) this week with unanimous votes. I wanted to share our progress with you, and will ask for your support once these items come to the LBCC for a vote.


Big Day for Animals at California State Capitol!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Today, AB 332, the Shelter Animal Data Collection Act, authored by Assembly Member Alex Lee (D-San Jose) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee with a unanimous vote.

Hello 2023

Please make a year-end donation to help us save animals in 2023!

Wondering where to direct your end-of-year donations? Please consider giving to our 501(c)(4), Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), to support our political advocacy work, and/or making a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3), Social Compassion, to help us continue our animal rescue work, humane education and much more. 

Ensure Non-animal Entertainment Replaces Pony Rides

Public Comment Needed to Thank Commissioners and Ensure Non-animal Entertainment Replaces Pony Rides

This Thursday at 11:00 am PST, please call-in to the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks meeting that is specifically designated for discussion on the Griffith Park Pony Rides.

Please thank Commissioners Jimmy Kim, Matthew Rudnick and the Commissioners for not renewing the Griffith Park and Pony Ride contract, and ensure that the park is changed to a non-animal model that is fun and safe for kids.

Human Rights Day Rally

Rally in honor of the 75th anniversary of Human Rights Day in Laguna Beach, Sponsored by Social Compassion

We are honored to announce that tomorrow, December 10th, Social Compassion, our 501(c)3, is the organizing nonprofit for the International Human Rights Day Rally in Laguna Beach! We know where human rights violations occur, animals also suffer greatly. Over the last year, we have witnessed scenes from Ukraine where huge numbers of wildlife and companion animals have perished due to the devastating effects of war. Where governments oppress their citizens, when those citizens must fight for their own basic rights, those same citizens are not able to stand up and fight for the protection of animals and the environment, everyone suffers.

Stop the cruelty! Updates on Griffith Park Ponies, Big Cats, & Rodeos!

Updates on Griffith Park Ponies, Big Cats, & Rodeos!

Abusive pony rides in Griffith Park finally ending! Big cat public safety act passes both houses; now on its way to President Biden for his signature! & L.A. Ordinance to curb rodeos passes committee vote; heads to full city council in January!


Invitation and Call to Action.

AB 1648 the Animal Evacuation Act is officially on the Governor’s desk! Governor Newsom has until September 30th to sign AB 1648 into law or veto. // & You are invited to a virtual fundraiser!


Bad News for Dogs and Cats. 😢

We are frustrated to announce that AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights has failed to pass the Senate. We are particularly dismayed to convey that CalAnimals, the association representing animal control agencies and animal shelters in the state, played the leading role in killing the bill.


Call to Action for AB 1648, the Animal Evacuation Bill!

AB 1648 Passes Out of Senate Appropriations Committee with a 6-0 Vote! We are thrilled that Senator Portantino and Senate leadership supported AB 1648, authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (D – San Diego), and moved the bill to the Senate floor.


2021 SCIL Sponsored Bills

Good morning animal lovers! As you may have seen from our previous emails, Social Compassion in Legislation is sponsoring bills to help dogs and cats, wildlife, and drive sustainability in our state and now is the time to have your voice heard!