All of the bills below are championed and sponsored by the dedicated animal legislative group, Social Compassion in Legislation.
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.
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.
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 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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