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New Federal Trade Commission complaint filed about Canada Goose’s ‘ethical sourcing’ claims

October 25, 2019

New York, NY - A complaint regarding Canada Goose Holding Inc.’s advertising practices has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of U.S. and Canadian groups Social Compassion in LegislationVoters for Animal Rights, and The Fur-Bearers.

Our response to misrepresentations from the group, Beagle Freedom Project, regarding SB 202 and AB 366

October 19, 2019

Sometimes multiple groups will introduce bills on the same subject. It happened this year to us with two bills. Fur sales and Blood Banks. We were working on a bill that would ban fur sales and fur trapping, we did extensive polling, we were confirming our author when out of nowhere Assemblymember Laura Friedman introduced AB 44 for HSUS.

2019 LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP

October 14, 2019

You may remember we started the year with 11 sponsored bills. We want to thank each and every author for carrying these bills for us. Without their leadership and commitment, we cannot make the progress that we do for animals in California and beyond.

Part I:  Bills Signed into Law

Part II:  Bills Vetoed by Governor Newsom

Part III:  Bills with Other Outcomes

Part IV:  GOVERNOR NEWSOM VETOES LAW TO EXPAND ANIMAL BLOOD DONOR POOL

SB 202 Needs your tweet or social media support RIGHT NOW!

October 13, 2019

Governor Newsom has until midnight tonight to sign or veto... LET'S GET HIM TO SIGN!  PETS ARE COMMONLY DYING FROM BLOOD SHORTAGES IN OUR STATE!

Part II: INHUMANE STATE AQUATIC TOXICITY TESTING TO REMAIN UNCHANGED

AB 1260 & SB 313 Signed into Law! GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNS CIRCUS CRUELTY PREVENTION ACT

October 12, 2019

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 313 (Senator Bill Hueso, D-San Diego) into law today, meaning species such as elephants, monkeys, bears and tigers will no longer be forced to perform in circuses. 

Part II:  GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNS AB 1260 LAW TO BAN CERTAIN EXOTIC ANIMAL SKINS

Last Call for Help!

October 08, 2019

SCIL bills still on the governor's desk - please - even if you called before, we need one more round!  He has until Sunday to sign or veto everything!  

  • AB 733 REPLACE FISH TOXICITY TEST

  • SB 202 ANIMAL BLOOD DONORS

  • SB 313 CALIFORNIA CIRCUS CRUELTY PREVENTION ACT

  • AB 1260 ENDANGERED SPECIES (exotic skins)

Legislative Update: We are very sad to report that SB 64 Pet Microchipping was vetoed by Governor Newsom on 9/27/2019

September 30, 2019

Between the hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats being euthanized in California shelters, and families being separated from their pets in natural disasters, we are devastated that he vetoed SB 64.

Part II:  SCIL BILLS STILL ON THE GOVERNOR'S DESK NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We Just Made History! We Killed the Alligator & Crocodile Bill to Extend Exemption in the State!

September 13, 2019

The legislative year ended with a knockdown, drag-out battle between animal rights and conservation groups against a coalition that included Louisiana crocodile breeders, hunters, and the high fashion industry, including Louis Vuitton.

Part II:  SCIL bills on the Governor's desk that need your support.

BREAKING NEWS! SB 202 (Wilk) Animal Blood Donors Passes Assembly Floor Unanimously!

September 10, 2019

SB 202 passes full Assembly, paving way for viable community-based donors to enter commercial animal blood bank industry.

Part II: Hot off the press! Click here to see a profile on yours truly by my hometown on-line newspaper. We thank Stu News Laguna for highlighting our work for the animals and environment!

More Great News! SB 313 (Hueso) Circus Cruelty Prevention Act Passes Assembly Floor 56-11-12!

September 09, 2019

Part I:  SB 313 (Hueso) Circus Cruelty Prevention Act Passes Assembly Floor 56-11-12!

Part: II: AB 733 (Quirk) Replacement of Live Fish Toxicity Test Passes Senate Floor!

Part III:  Please send your support to Governor Newsom for: SB 64 (Chang) Pet Microchipping  and  AB 1260 (Maienschein) Endangered Wildlife

Part IV:  Update #3 (Here we go again!)  The Gator killers are trying again with yet another "gut and amend" and "jailbreak" bill at the finish line.

Part V:  SCIL was on NBC LA

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