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SACRAMENTO – Today, California gubernatorial candidate John Cox kicked off a three-day, statewide campaign bus tour in which he is exploiting a live bear as a political prop.
Today, AB 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee with a vote of 9-1. The bill, introduced earlier this year by authors California State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and led by Social Compassion in Legislation, aims to bring transparency and oversight to animal blood banks in California by allowing community blood banks and phasing out captive-closed colonies. It unanimously passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 20th.
Today, AB 416 the Deforestation-Free Procurement Act passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee with a 4-1 vote.
Today, SB 376 – The Wildlife Trafficking and Trade Act passed the Senate Public Safety Committee with an unanimous vote. The bill was introduced earlier this year by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), along with cosponsors Social Compassion in Legislation and The Center for Biological Diversity, and already passed its first committee hearing on April 15.
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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, SB 376 The Wildlife Trafficking and Trade Act passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee with overwhelming support with a vote of 7-0.
Business & Professions Committee Receives Opposition Letter to Our AB 702 Pet Breeder Humane Care Act
The opposition to our “breeder” and “whale” bills are super noisy and organized. This is why it is imperative that your voices are heard, and that legislators know that the vast majority of Californians want to protect animals.
Good morning animal lovers! As you may have seen from our previous emails, Social Compassion in Legislation is sponsoring bills… more
AB 1282 to bring compassion, transparency and oversight to California’s animal blood banks. Read More
AB 1289 will help increase agricultural revenue and make California a leader in supplying and processing plant-based foods Read More
The Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act, which is cosponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, would require state agencies to prioritize the… more
The Whale Entanglement Prevention Act would require ropeless crabbing gear by 2025, ensuring California’s leadership role in whale protection around… more
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