California won’t ban offshore drilling after legislation stalls
The bill, inspired by last fall's oil spill off the Orange County coast, had steep opposition from the fossil fuel industry and its labor allies.
A California bill that would have banned offshore drilling in state waters failed to advance from a key committee on Thursday, dealing a deathblow to the legislation spurred by last fall’s Orange County oil spill that leaked 25,000 gallons of crude into pristine waters.
California’s ‘Dog and Cat Bill of Rights’ one step closer to reality
Fox 11 Los Angeles
SACRAMENTO - California's proposed "Dog and Cat Bill of Rights" continues to move forward. Lawmakers on Wednesday announced the bill advanced through the Business and Professions key policy committee.
Dog and Cat Bill of Rights Under Consideration in California
Los Angeles Magazine
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would grant cats and dogs with a bill of rights, similar to the rights and protections that the American people have.
Assembly Bill 1881, otherwise known as the “Dog and Cat Bill of Rights,” provides the pets with seven fundamental rights including freedom from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse; a life of comfort, free of fear and anxiety; preventive and therapeutic health care; and proper identification through tags, microchips, or other humane means. The bill goes beyond current legislation that makes it a crime for a person to abuse or neglect their pet.
The Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act Introduced
East County Today
Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) introduced AB 1781, the Safe Transportation of Dogs and Cats Act. The bill, sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, requires mobile or traveling housing facilities, such as animal control vehicles, to transport dogs and cats in such a manner that conditions do not endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to extreme temperatures or lack of food or water.
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The Vice Chair of the Laguna Beach Environmental sustainability Committee, member of the California Veterinary Medical Board, and the leading political animal advocacy group, Social Compassion In Legislation joins us for a conversation about the long term damage done to wildlife and our ecosystem because of the latest oil spill.
Opinion: Summer isn’t here yet, but it’s already too hot to leave a dog in a parked car
With summer approaching, experts have started to remind dog owners to keep their pets safe in the heat. In Phoenix, where temperatures have already topped 100 degrees, animal welfare organizations have received around 300 heat-related calls since November. The number will grow significantly during the summer; last year, the Arizona Humane Society responded to approximately 700 heat-related incidents.
GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox brings bear back to campaign trail in San Diego
ABC10 News San Diego
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Republican gubernatorial candidate and Rancho Santa Fe-based businessman John Cox revived a controversial campaign tactic Tuesday when he appeared with Tag -- a Kodiak bear the candidate first used in his official campaign kickoff event in Sacramento last week.
Opinion: A bear walked into a news conference. That should not have happened
Los Angeles Times
So, a Kodiak bear walked into a politician’s campaign news conference in Sacramento on Tuesday, and I don’t know whom to pity more — the bear or the politician. I’ll go with the bear.
State Sen. Ben Hueso Condemns Live Bear Stunt By Gubernatorial Hopeful John Cox
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox — a Rancho Santa Fe-based businessman — debuted his campaign to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday in Sacramento, but his political stunt involving a live bear drew heavy criticism from at least one local politician.
Caitlyn Jenner debuts slick TV ad in campaign to unseat Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles Daily News
Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner aired her first campaign video on Tuesday, May 4, in an effort to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom, a slickly produced three-minute ad in which she termed herself a “compassionate disrupter” and cast Newsom as an elitist who has presided over a general decline in the quality of life for Californians.
Animal welfare group hopes to pass law setting standard for pet breeding in California
A puppy bought online from a backyard breeder to sell during a Seal Beach elementary school fundraiser, died shortly after it was purchased. Now, an animal welfare group is trying to pass a law in California that would set standards for pet breeding and stop such preventable deaths.