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Today, a Sacramento Bee article, titled “‘Liquidation of cows.’ How the drought creates chaos on California ranches, dairy farms,” highlights the effects of California’s extreme drought on the state’s cattle and dairy industries.
The California State Legislature is on summer recess until August 16th. Until then, we will be advocating for our sponsored legislation with legislative and committee staff. Bills will come up for votes soon after the session reconvenes. We will also be keeping up with the latest animal and environmental issues.
Today, AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk), the Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, passed the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee with a unanimous vote.
Need Your Help (Again)! AB 1282 (Bloom/Wilk), the Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, will be voted on in the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee next week.
Today, AB 416 the Deforestation-Free Procurement Act passed the Senate Governmental Organizational Committee with a 11 – 4 vote. Earlier this year, this bill was introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) along with co-sponsors, Social Compassion in Legislation, Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Peace 4 Animals.
Need Your Calls!
AB 416 (Kalra) Deforestation-Free Procurement Act will be voted on in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Tuesday, July 6th at 9 a.m.
Please make two important calls to the
Chair and Vice Chair asking them to vote “YES” on AB 416!
Social Compassion in Legislation and the entire animal rights community is thrilled with the announcement from Canada Goose that the company will cease buying fur by the end of this year and end the manufacturing of all products with fur by the end of 2022.
Please make two calls to let the Chair and Vice Chair know that you support California licensing community-based blood banks for all animals and phase out closed-colony (caged) dog blood banks.
Today, AB 416 the Deforestation-Free Procurement Act passed the full Assembly with a preliminary vote of 47-18. Earlier this year, this bill was introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) along with co-sponsors, Social Compassion in Legislation, Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Peace 4 Animals. The bill now moves to the Senate.
Because of your generous support, this month, Social Compassion in Legislation was able to contract with Data Orbital, an A-rated national polling firm according to FiveThirtyEight, the polling aggregation website, to poll California registered voters on their level of concern with tropical and boreal deforestation and the State’s purchases that might contribute to deforestation. The poll showed that Democrat, Republican, and Independent/Decline to State voters are overwhelmingly concerned about our planet’s most important forests, showing broad bipartisan support!
Sacramento, May 20, 2021 – Today, AB 416 and AB 1282 both passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 416, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act and AB 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, will help save our planet’s most important forests and the lives of our beloved companion animals, respectively.
We are excited to announce that Assemblymember Nazarian has made a formal budget request to fund incentivizing schools to serve plant-based lunches and beverages.
Earlier this year, it was decided to make AB 558 into a two-year bill, meaning that the bill would not be heard in committee in 2021, but would be ready to move at the beginning of 2022.
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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.
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