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    • May 21, 2022

      Judie Mancuso on Mornings with Ed KX FM Radio Show

      KX FM Radio

      Priorities and Goals
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    • May 19, 2022

      California won’t ban offshore drilling after legislation stalls

      Politico
      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.

      SB 953
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    • May 13, 2022

      Dog and Cat Bill of Rights’ introduced in California

      FOX News
      Social Compassion In Legislation CEO Judie Mancuso discusses the bill aimed to recognize animals as sentient beings on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

      Dog and Cat Bill of Rights
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    • April 27, 2022

      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.


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    • February 24, 2022

      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.

      AB 1881
    • February 24, 2022

      California lawmaker introduces bill of rights for cats, dogs

      Queen City News
      A California lawmaker introduced a bill this month to give cats and dogs in his state the same legal rights and protections the American people have — a formal bill of rights.

      AB 1881
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    • February 22, 2022

      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.

      AB 1781
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    • February 17, 2022

      California lawmaker introduces bill of rights for cats, dogs

      The Hill
      A California lawmaker introduced a bill this month to give cats and dogs in his state the same legal rights and protections the American people have — a formal bill of rights.

      AB 1881
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    • February 17, 2022

      A bill of rights for cats and dogs? California lawmakers are considering one

      The Sacramento Bee
      Americans enjoy a Bill of Rights, and soon California pets could as well.

      AB 1881
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    • November 17, 2021

      Microchipping your pets doesn’t have to be expensive. Paying for registration is a scam.

      USA Today
      The use of microchips significantly increases the chance that a lost pet will be returned to its family, reducing euthanasia of unclaimed pets.

      SB 573
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    • November 2, 2021

      Ep. 26 Social Compassion In Legislation

      Green Dream Podcast with Molly Basler


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    • October 19, 2021

      Jane Fonda joins Laguna Beach rally for ending offshore oil operations

      Laguna Beach Independent
      Actor and Activist Jane Fonda spoke in support of a ban on offshore oil drilling during a press conference at Main Beach on Monday.

      Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
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    • October 18, 2021

      Crowd turns out in Laguna Beach to endorse ban on offshore oil drilling

      L.A. Times
      Orange County beaches have reopened, but local officials and environmentalists are endeavoring to make sure the recent oil spill and its impacts are not soon forgotten.

      Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
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    • October 18, 2021

      SCIL Offshore Drilling Press Conference

      SCIL


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    • October 11, 2021

      Judie Mancuso – California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act

      KNX FM 104.7

      AB1282
    • October 9, 2021

      California to allow more canine blood banks, walk-in donors

      AP News
      California on Saturday enacted a law aimed at phasing out one of the nation’s large canine blood banks and the practice of keeping dogs in facilities while their blood is drawn.

      AB 1282
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    • October 7, 2021

      Judie Mancuso – Coastal Wildlife vs. Big Oil

      KX FM 104.7
      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.


    • October 6, 2021

      California governor vetoes tropical deforestation bill

      AP News

      AB 416
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    • September 23, 2021

      Judie on Mark Thompson’s KGO show discussing the need for Gov. Newsom to sign AB 416 the Deforestation free Procurement Act

      KGO

      AB 416
    • September 17, 2021

      “Animal Advocate” – Laguna Beach resident Judie Mancuso has worked tirelessly to get legislation passed to protect creatures great and small.

      Laguna Beach Magazine
      Laguna Beach resident Judie Mancuso has worked tirelessly to get legislation passed to protect creatures great and small.

      All Bills
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    • September 1, 2021

      Bill that would eliminate ‘blood slave’ donor dogs in California on way to governor’s desk

      Daily Bulletin
      'This has been a three-year animal welfare policy reform effort that is now one step away from being implemented. I am elated,' said the bill's author

      AB 1282
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    • May 21, 2021

      Opinion: Summer isn’t here yet, but it’s already too hot to leave a dog in a parked car

      L.A. Times
      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.


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    • May 17, 2021

      Meet Judie Mancuso: Founder, CEO, & President of Social Compassion in Legislation

      Shoutout LA
      Judie Mancuso discusses conventional wisdom that needs to change and shares her journey with SCIL along with the people who helped her get to where she is today.

      All Bills
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    • May 17, 2021

      The Mark Thompson Show with Judie Mancuso, Founder, President of Social Compassion in Legislation

      KGO810 - The Mark Thompson Show

      All Bills
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    • May 12, 2021

      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.

      SB 313
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    • May 6, 2021

      Animal rights groups hit out at Republican campaigning with bear: ‘It’s unfortunate and shameful’

      Independent
      A businessman running a campaign for governor in California has prompted backlash from animal rights activists after he launched his campaign alongside a 1,000-lb bear.

      SB 313
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    • May 5, 2021

      John Cox Campaigns for California Governor Alongside a 1,000-Pound Kodiak Bear

      NBC Los Angeles
      Animal rights group PETA and state Sen. Ben Hueso, who authored a state law banning use of most animals in circuses, condemned the candidate's use of a bear as a campaign prop.

      SB 313
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    • May 5, 2021

      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.

      SB 313
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    • May 4, 2021

      State Sen. Ben Hueso Condemns Live Bear Stunt By Gubernatorial Hopeful John Cox

      KPBS
      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.

      SB 313
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    • May 4, 2021

      Animal Rights Advocates Rip CA Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox For “Horrific” Live Bear Stunt

      Deadline
      Republican gubernatorial candidate, businessman John Cox, debuted his campaign Tuesday in Sacramento, but his live political stunt involving a bear drew heavy criticism.

      SB 313
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    • May 4, 2021

      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.

      SB 313
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    • May 4, 2021

      Opinion: Whales off California coast are dying in crabbers’ ropes

      The Mercury News
      Whales off the California coast have been getting tangled up, injured and killed in commercial crab gear and other fishery traps for far too long.

      AB 534
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    • April 15, 2021

      SCIL – AB 1289 – Smart Climate Agriculture Program

      SCIL
      Maggie Q, SCIL Board Member, discusses AB 1289.

      AB 1289
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    • April 13, 2021

      Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Judie Mancuso of Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) Is Helping To Change Our World

      Authority Magazine
      Aspart of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Judie Mancuso.


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    • April 8, 2021

      Animal welfare group hopes to pass law setting standard for pet breeding in California

      KTLA

      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.

      AB 702
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    • March 22, 2021

      New bill moving through Legislature could free ‘blood slave’ donor dogs

      Los Angeles Daily News
      'We’re the only state that doesn’t allow community blood donations — it's ridiculous,' said one animal activist.


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    • March 18, 2021

      Saving Animals, One Law at a Time

      Sentient Media
      Social Compassion in Legislation founder Judie Mancuso discusses her drive to help animals, and highlights some of the bills the nonprofit is sponsoring this year.


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    • March 15, 2021

      Pups dying of parvo as California pet buyers turn to backyard breeders online in pandemic

      The Mercury News

      AB 702
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    • March 4, 2021

      17 key environmental bills on the 2021 agenda in California’s Legislature

      Desert Sun


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    • February 19, 2021

      Assemblymember Kalra and Social Compassion in Legislation Introduce Bill to Help Smaller Farms Transition to Sustainable, Plant-Based Agriculture

      Yahoo! Finance

      AB 1289
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    • February 17, 2021

      Political Watch: February 18, 2021

      Santa Maria Sun

      AB 534
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    • January 30, 2021

      Vegan Teen Activist Genesis Butler Is Now on the Board of Directors at Animal Legislation Group

      VegNews


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    • September 22, 2020

      New law will tighten loophole that allowed sale of puppy mill dogs in California pet stores

      Orange County Register

      AB 2152
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    • June 21, 2020

      ‘Backyard breeders’ skirting spirit of new law

      Daily Democrat

      AB 2152
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    • May 9, 2020

      California and New York Lawmakers Work on Bills Banning “Wet Markets” in their States

      One Green Planet


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    • May 6, 2020

      With push from ‘Tiger King,’ locals back federal law to limit ownership of big cats

      Orange County Register

      HR 1380
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    • May 5, 2020

      N.Y. lawmakers propose bill banning live markets to prevent animal-borne diseases

      NY Daily News


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    • April 30, 2020

      Diane Keaton and Maggie Q Urge Congress to Ban Big Cat As Pets

      Live Kindly

      HR 1380
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    • April 24, 2020

      Officials push for shut down of ‘wet markets’

      KTLA


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    • April 23, 2020

      Diane Keaton makes her ‘Tiger King’ choice: Team Carole

      New York Post


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    • April 14, 2020

      New York, California lawmakers call for state ban on ‘wet markets’ amid coronavirus

      Fox News


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    • April 14, 2020

      Lawmakers to Introduce Bills to Ban Live Animal Markets, Wildlife Trade in CA & NY

      VegNews

      SB 1175
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    • April 12, 2020

      Big Cat Public Safety Act Gets Celebrity Backing in Wake of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’

      LA Progressive

      HR 1380
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    • April 11, 2020

      Diane Keaton Backs ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’ Following Controversial Show ‘Tiger King’

      Plant Based News

      HR 1380
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    • April 10, 2020

      Diane Keaton Joins Fight to Stop Animal Cruelty Exposed by ‘Tiger King’

      VegNews

      HR 1380
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    • April 9, 2020

      California steps up effort to crush flow of puppy mill dogs, disguised as rescues, into local pet stores.

      LA Daily News


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    • April 9, 2020

      66 Members of US Congress Demand Global Ban on All Live Animal Markets

      VegNews


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    • March 3, 2020

      US States join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      WFUX


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    • February 28, 2020

      California May Become First State to Ban Possession of Animal “Trophies”

      VegNews

      SB 1175
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    • February 21, 2020

      Captive ‘blood slave’ donor dogs could eventually be freed by California legislation

      Orange County Register

      SB 1115
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    • February 20, 2020

      Wilk introduces animal blood donor bill after SB 202’s veto

      The Signal

      SB 1115
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    • February 14, 2020

      Bill to mandate pet microchipping aimed at reducing number of euthanized animals

      Orange County Breeze

      SB 573
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    • February 12, 2020

      PETA-Backed Equine Welfare And Safety Legislation Introduced In California

      Paulick Report

      AB 2177
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    • February 11, 2020

      CA Assemblymember Introduces Equine Safety and Welfare Legislation

      Thoroughbred Daily News

      AB 2177
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    • February 11, 2020

      PETA-Backed Equine Legislation Introduced in California

      Blood Horse

      AB 2177
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    • February 3, 2020

      US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      New York Post


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    • February 1, 2020

      US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      ABC News


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    • January 30, 2020

      New alliance to lobby for plant-based interests in California

      Food Business News


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    • January 26, 2020

      California Becomes the First State to Have a Plant-Based Lobbying Group

      The Beet


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    • January 22, 2020

      New Political Organization is Launched – The California Plant Based Alliance

      The Vegconomist


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    • January 21, 2020

      New Lobby Group Launches to Advance the Plant-Based Industry in California

      VegNews


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    • January 14, 2020

      Gov Newsom Calls for California to Eliminate Animal Euthanasia

      KQED


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    • January 11, 2020

      We want to be a no-kill state.’ Newsom calls for end to animal euthanasia in California

      Napa Valley Register


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    • January 9, 2020

      In California, Beauty Is Now Cruelty-Free

      WWD


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    • January 8, 2020

      Pet microchipping bill heads to governor, but other animal welfare efforts come up short

      Orange County Register


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    • January 8, 2020

      California’s groundbreaking ban on cosmetics tested on animals comes into force

      Totally Vegan Buzz

      SB 1249
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    • January 3, 2020

      ‘Ethical veganism’ is a protected class akin to religion in the U.K. after a landmark ruling

      Washington Post


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    • December 27, 2019

      2 pet shops close, but dogs from ‘puppy-laundering ring’ are still being sold in California stores

      Orange County Register


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    • December 23, 2019

      Most Influential: If animals could vote, Judie Mancuso would be president

      Orange County Register


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    • December 21, 2019

      These new California laws will protect animals in 2020, and could change the way you shop

      The Sacramento Bee


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    • December 15, 2019

      Exotic-skins banned in California

      Professional Watches

      AB 1561
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    • December 9, 2019

      New law targets cosmetics testing on animals

      Capitol Weekly

      SB 1249
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    • November 11, 2019

      Are sick ‘puppy mill’ dogs being disguised as rescues to sidestep new California law?

      Orange County Register

      AB 485
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    • October 15, 2019

      Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes bill to allow community dog blood donations despite opposition to closed colonies

      Orange County Register

      SB 202
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    • October 15, 2019

      California Becomes First State to Ban Fur

      VegNews

      AB 44
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    • October 13, 2019

      Newsom vetoes canine blood bank bill, saying he wants lawmakers to do more for pet safety

      The Sacramento Bee


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    • September 11, 2019

      California to Become Third State to Ban Wild Animal Circuses

      VegNews

      SB 313
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    • September 11, 2019

      Lions, tigers and bears no more: California lawmakers ban exotic animals at circuses

      Los Angeles Times

      SB 313
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    • September 6, 2019

      California Becomes the First State in the US to Ban Trapping Animals for Fur

      Lady Freethinker

      AB 273
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    • September 5, 2019

      California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

      Environment News Service

      AB 273
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    • September 4, 2019

      California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law

      LA Times


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    • September 4, 2019

      California Becomes the First State in the Nation to Outlaw Fur Trapping

      USA Today

      AB 273
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    • July 29, 2019

      Diane Keaton talks about her senior dog as she attends animal fundraiser in Beverly Hills

      Daily Mail UK


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    • July 29, 2019

      California becomes first state to ban fur-trapping as Gavin Newsom signs animal cruelty law

      The Sacramento Bee


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    • July 8, 2019

      Bill To Ban Elephants, Tigers In California Circuses Moving Ahead In State Legislature

      JPR

      SB 313
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    • June 13, 2019

      Seize the moment to fix horse racing at Santa Anita and everywhere else

      Pasadena Star-News


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    • May 27, 2019

      Activists Call for Ban on Horse Racing at Santa Anita

      KFI


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    • May 26, 2019

      Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita Park

      New York Times


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    • May 25, 2019

      Forget burgers, roadkill could be on the menu soon in California

      USA Today

      SB 395
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    • May 21, 2019

      Caged canine blood colonies face new restrictions under proposed California law

      The Sacramento Bee

      SB 202
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    • May 13, 2019

      Eating Roadkill Is Illegal in California, But That May Change

      KQED


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    • May 9, 2019

      Legislation Aims to End Commercial Canine Blood Banks

      Spectrum News 1

      SB 202
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    • May 6, 2019

      Kentucky Derby faced with spike in horse deaths

      Al Jazeera


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    • April 10, 2019

      Senator Scott Wilk Announces Animal Cruelty, Violence Intervention Act Passes Policy Committee

      KHTS

      SB 580
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    • April 3, 2019

      Overdue circus cruelty prevention act would protect animals and public safety

      San Diego Union-Tribune

      SB 313
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    • January 24, 2019

      Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 Seeks to End Fur Trapping

      KNX

      AB 273
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    • January 18, 2019

      Laguna activist celebrates as state law she sponsored banning sales of animals from breeding mills takes effect

      LA Times

      AB 485
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    • December 31, 2018

      California becomes first US state to sell only rescued animals in pet shops

      The Independent

      AB 485
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    • September 29, 2018

      California Governor Signs Bill Banning Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

      Yahoo! Finance


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    • November 20, 2017

      News at 4PM: Social Compassion

      KNBC


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    • November 20, 2017

      News at 5PM: Social Compassion

      KTTV


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    • November 20, 2017

      8PM News: Social Compassion

      KCAL


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    • November 20, 2017

      6PM News: Social Compassion

      KTLA


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