Animal Rights Bills to Support

 

All of the bills below are championed and sponsored by the dedicated animal legislative group, Social Compassion in Legislation. To sign up for all of their crucial action alerts, please register here.

SB 313 (Hueso) - Animals: prohibition on use in circuses: this bill will ban a specified list of animals from performing in traveling shows, such as circuses. REASON: Animals in traveling shows are beaten and live in horrible conditions in order to perform unnatural tricks for entertainment.

 

AB 733 (Quirk) - Aquatic Toxiticity: Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 733, which will enable California to identify this waste more humanely and accurately.

 

Ab 1260 – Ban on Exotic Skins: AB 1260 would add hippopotamus’, sharks, stingrays, and many reptiles to a list that already includes big cats, polar bears, dolphins, and other threatened or endangered species.

 

AB 273 - Ban Fur Trapping: this bill will ban all commercial and recreational trapping of fur-bearing mammals, such as badgers, beaver, coyote, gray fox, mink, raccoon, and other species in the state. REASON: Fur trapping is inhumane and reduces our State's biodiversity.

 

SB 202 - Blood Bank: will allow for animals that live with their owners to give blood at commercial blood banks.

 

SB 64 (Chang) Pet Microchipping Bill: The bill mandates microchipping for all dogs and cats being adopted from shelter or rescue or reclaimed by owner.

 

AB 572 (Kalra) California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act: Bill mandates state contracts involving forest-risk commodities only go to companies with sustainable practices.

 

AB 479 Plant based School lunches: encourages school-lunch programs to incorporate plant-based options by creating a financial incentive program through the state. REASON: To encourage schools to get children healthy meals.

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