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

      May 21, 2021 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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    • Meet Judie Mancuso: Founder, CEO, & President of Social Compassion in Legislation

      May 17, 2021 Shoutout LA
      All Bills 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.
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    • GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox brings bear back to campaign trail in San Diego

      May 12, 2021 ABC10 News San Diego
      SB 313 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.
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    • Animal rights groups hit out at Republican campaigning with bear: ‘It’s unfortunate and shameful’

      May 6, 2021 Independent
      SB 313 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.
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    • John Cox Campaigns for California Governor Alongside a 1,000-Pound Kodiak Bear

      May 5, 2021 NBC Los Angeles
      SB 313 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.
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    • Opinion: A bear walked into a news conference. That should not have happened

      Los Angeles Times
      SB 313 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.
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    • State Sen. Ben Hueso Condemns Live Bear Stunt By Gubernatorial Hopeful John Cox

      May 4, 2021 KPBS
      SB 313 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.
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    • Animal Rights Advocates Rip CA Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox For “Horrific” Live Bear Stunt

      Deadline
      SB 313 Republican gubernatorial candidate, businessman John Cox, debuted his campaign Tuesday in Sacramento, but his live political stunt involving a bear drew heavy criticism.
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    • Caitlyn Jenner debuts slick TV ad in campaign to unseat Gov. Newsom

      Los Angeles Daily News
      SB 313 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.
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    • Opinion: Whales off California coast are dying in crabbers’ ropes

      The Mercury News
      AB 534 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.
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    • Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Judie Mancuso of Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) Is Helping To Change Our World

      April 13, 2021 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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    • New bill moving through Legislature could free ‘blood slave’ donor dogs

      March 22, 2021 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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    • Saving Animals, One Law at a Time

      March 18, 2021 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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    • Pups dying of parvo as California pet buyers turn to backyard breeders online in pandemic

      March 15, 2021 The Mercury News
      AB 702
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    • 17 key environmental bills on the 2021 agenda in California’s Legislature

      March 4, 2021 Desert Sun

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

      February 19, 2021 Yahoo! Finance
      AB 1289
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    • Political Watch: February 18, 2021

      February 17, 2021 Santa Maria Sun
      AB 534
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    • Vegan Teen Activist Genesis Butler Is Now on the Board of Directors at Animal Legislation Group

      January 30, 2021 VegNews

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

      September 22, 2020 Orange County Register
      AB 2152
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    • ‘Backyard breeders’ skirting spirit of new law

      June 21, 2020 Daily Democrat
      AB 2152
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    • California and New York Lawmakers Work on Bills Banning “Wet Markets” in their States

      May 9, 2020 One Green Planet

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

      May 6, 2020 Orange County Register
      HR 1380
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    • N.Y. lawmakers propose bill banning live markets to prevent animal-borne diseases

      May 5, 2020 NY Daily News

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

      April 30, 2020 Live Kindly
      HR 1380
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    • Officials push for shut down of ‘wet markets’

      April 24, 2020 KTLA

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

      April 23, 2020 New York Post

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

      April 14, 2020 Fox News

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

      VegNews
      SB 1175
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    • Big Cat Public Safety Act Gets Celebrity Backing in Wake of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’

      April 12, 2020 LA Progressive
      HR 1380
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    • Diane Keaton Backs ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’ Following Controversial Show ‘Tiger King’

      April 11, 2020 Plant Based News
      HR 1380
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    • Diane Keaton Joins Fight to Stop Animal Cruelty Exposed by ‘Tiger King’

      April 10, 2020 VegNews
      HR 1380
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    • California steps up effort to crush flow of puppy mill dogs, disguised as rescues, into local pet stores.

      April 9, 2020 LA Daily News

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

      VegNews

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    • US States join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      March 3, 2020 WFUX

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

      February 28, 2020 VegNews
      SB 1175
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    • Captive ‘blood slave’ donor dogs could eventually be freed by California legislation

      February 21, 2020 Orange County Register
      SB 1115
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    • Wilk introduces animal blood donor bill after SB 202’s veto

      February 20, 2020 The Signal
      SB 1115
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    • Bill to mandate pet microchipping aimed at reducing number of euthanized animals

      February 14, 2020 Orange County Breeze
      SB 573
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    • PETA-Backed Equine Welfare And Safety Legislation Introduced In California

      February 12, 2020 Paulick Report
      AB 2177
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    • CA Assemblymember Introduces Equine Safety and Welfare Legislation

      February 11, 2020 Thoroughbred Daily News
      AB 2177
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    • PETA-Backed Equine Legislation Introduced in California

      Blood Horse
      AB 2177
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    • US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      February 3, 2020 New York Post

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    • US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

      February 1, 2020 ABC News

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    • New alliance to lobby for plant-based interests in California

      January 30, 2020 Food Business News

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

      January 26, 2020 The Beet

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    • New Political Organization is Launched – The California Plant Based Alliance

      January 22, 2020 The Vegconomist

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

      January 21, 2020 VegNews

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    • Gov Newsom Calls for California to Eliminate Animal Euthanasia

      January 14, 2020 KQED

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

      January 11, 2020 Napa Valley Register

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    • In California, Beauty Is Now Cruelty-Free

      January 9, 2020 WWD

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

      January 8, 2020 Orange County Register

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

      Totally Vegan Buzz
      SB 1249
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    • ‘Ethical veganism’ is a protected class akin to religion in the U.K. after a landmark ruling

      January 3, 2020 Washington Post

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

      December 27, 2019 Orange County Register

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

      December 23, 2019 Orange County Register

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

      December 21, 2019 The Sacramento Bee

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    • Exotic-skins banned in California

      December 15, 2019 Professional Watches
      AB 1561
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    • New law targets cosmetics testing on animals

      December 9, 2019 Capitol Weekly
      SB 1249
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    • Are sick ‘puppy mill’ dogs being disguised as rescues to sidestep new California law?

      November 11, 2019 Orange County Register
      AB 485
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    • Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes bill to allow community dog blood donations despite opposition to closed colonies

      October 15, 2019 Orange County Register
      SB 202
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    • California Becomes First State to Ban Fur

      VegNews
      AB 44
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    • Newsom vetoes canine blood bank bill, saying he wants lawmakers to do more for pet safety

      October 13, 2019 The Sacramento Bee

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    • California to Become Third State to Ban Wild Animal Circuses

      September 11, 2019 VegNews
      SB 313
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    • Lions, tigers and bears no more: California lawmakers ban exotic animals at circuses

      Los Angeles Times
      SB 313
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    • California Becomes the First State in the US to Ban Trapping Animals for Fur

      September 6, 2019 Lady Freethinker
      AB 273
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    • California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

      September 5, 2019 Environment News Service
      AB 273
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    • California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law

      September 4, 2019 LA Times

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

      USA Today
      AB 273
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    • Diane Keaton talks about her senior dog as she attends animal fundraiser in Beverly Hills

      July 29, 2019 Daily Mail UK

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

      The Sacramento Bee

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

      July 8, 2019 JPR
      SB 313
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    • Seize the moment to fix horse racing at Santa Anita and everywhere else

      June 13, 2019 Pasadena Star-News

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    • Activists Call for Ban on Horse Racing at Santa Anita

      May 27, 2019 KFI

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    • Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita Park

      May 26, 2019 New York Times

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

      May 25, 2019 USA Today
      SB 395
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    • Caged canine blood colonies face new restrictions under proposed California law

      May 21, 2019 The Sacramento Bee
      SB 202
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    • Eating Roadkill Is Illegal in California, But That May Change

      May 13, 2019 KQED

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    • Legislation Aims to End Commercial Canine Blood Banks

      May 9, 2019 Spectrum News 1
      SB 202
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    • Kentucky Derby faced with spike in horse deaths

      May 6, 2019 Al Jazeera

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

      April 10, 2019 KHTS
      SB 580
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    • Overdue circus cruelty prevention act would protect animals and public safety

      April 3, 2019 San Diego Union-Tribune
      SB 313
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    • Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 Seeks to End Fur Trapping

      January 24, 2019 KNX
      AB 273
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    • Laguna activist celebrates as state law she sponsored banning sales of animals from breeding mills takes effect

      January 18, 2019 LA Times
      AB 485
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    • California becomes first US state to sell only rescued animals in pet shops

      December 31, 2018 The Independent
      AB 485
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    • California Governor Signs Bill Banning Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

      September 29, 2018 Yahoo! Finance

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