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