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Calif. Animal Legislation: Will these new laws affect you?

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If you like or dislike any of the following new proposed legislation, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it … BEFORE they become laws. Contact information is at the bottom of this posting. /Gary

2012 CALIFORNIA ANIMAL LEGISLATION as  of  February 16

Next Legislative Meeting: Thurs, March 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 115, Capitol Building, Sacramento. Deadline for new bills is Feb 24. Many more animal bills, good and bad, will be introduced.

ASSEMBLY BILLS
*** AB 610 by Assembly Member Jose Solorio re: Spay/Neuter License Plates. SUPPORT.
A pilot program lowering the number of pre-ordered spay/neuter license plates from the current 7,500 to 3,500 the first year. The second year requires 4,000 orders. Proceeds will fund spay/neuter programs.
Write: Senate Transportation Committee. Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Chair. Tell him the license plate program is a great way for the public to support badly needed and under-funded spay/neuter programs.
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Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation | 1 Comment »

Gov. Brown signs path-breaking animal protection legislation

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The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Governor Brown’s Enactment of New Animal Protection Reforms

California cracks down on shark finning, animal fighting, and pet overpopulation

SACRAMENTO -– Championed by The Humane Society of the United States and other advocacy organizations, backed by Californians, and supported by overwhelmingly bi-partisan votes in the Legislature, the seven bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this session add to California’s track record as a front-runner in initiating path-breaking animal protection legislation.

“The animals themselves may be voiceless, but Governor Brown’s signature speaks volumes,” said HSUS senior state director Jennifer Fearing. “These laws reflect Californians’ widespread support for strong, enforceable laws to protect animals.”

The governor has joined the legislature in enacting the following bills this year:
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Under: Animal Laws, Cats, Cockfighting, Dogfighting, dogs, Humane Laws, Wildlife | 1 Comment »

Calif. Animal Legislation: Will these new laws affect you?

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California Animal Legislation as of July 26, 2010, compiled by Paw Pac, California’s Political Action Committee for Animals.

** For copies of bills, analysis, and votes to read them in more detail: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov. You can subscribe for updates.
** All legislators’ and Governor’s address: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento 95814. State Directory: 916-922-9300.
** To find the names of your Assembly Member and Senator: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html. Or look in your local phone book under State Listings for Assembly and senate.
** E-mail addresses follow a formula. Examples: assemblymember.huffman@assembly.ca.gov, or, senator.pavley@sen.ca.gov. Letters, including hand written, by regular mail are always preferable to e-mail.
** Paw PAC 2008 California Voting Chart, endorsements for the 2010 November General Election: http://www.pawpac.org
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-626-0244.

If you like or dislike any of the following new proposed legislation, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it … BEFORE they become laws. /Gary
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Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation | 1 Comment »

Calif. Animal Legislation: Will these new laws affect you?

Black bear. Photo by Flickr user tuchodi used under a Creative Commons License.
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California Animal Legislation as of June 17, 2010, compiled by Paw Pac, California’s Political Action Committee for Animals.

** For copies of bills to read them in more detail: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov. You can subscribe for updates.
** All legislators’ and Governor’s address: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento 95814. Directory: 916-322-9900.
** To find the names of your Assembly Member and Senator: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html
** E-mail addresses follow a formula. Examples: assemblymember.huffman@assembly.ca.gov, or, senator.pavley@sen.ca.gov. Letters, including hand written, by regular mail are always preferable to e-mail.
** Paw PAC 2008 California Voting Chart, endorsements for the 2010 November General Election: http://www.pawpac.org
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-626-0244

If you like or dislike any of the following new proposed legislation, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it … BEFORE they become laws. /Gary
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation | 2 Comments »

Cloned animals, spay/neuter & other new animal laws in Sacramento

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Here’s the status of 2008 California Animal Legislation as of Sept. 18.

If you like, or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the Governor and tell them how you feel about it. The address for legislators and Governor: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814; 916-322-9900
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Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation, Cats, dogs, Wildlife | No Comments »

Help stop legislation that’s harmful to animals

I just received a newsletter from Animal Place, a farm animal sanctuary, asking for help in stopping legislation that’s harmful to animals and those striving to protect animals.

Below are two bills that need action taken.
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Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Under: Animal Laws, Animal Politics | 3 Comments »

Status of new pet laws in Sacramento

Here’s the status of 2008 CALIFORNIA ANIMAL LEGISLATION in Sacramento, California.

If you like, or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it.

The address for legislators and Governor: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/322-9900

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Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation, Cats, dogs, Farm Animals, Pets, Spay/Neuter, Wildlife | No Comments »

We need stronger humane laws! Animal abusers have too many loopholes

This is as bad as it gets:
“Santa Cruz Animal Services officers confiscated 38 dogs and puppies Saturday after finding ‘more dead dogs that we could count’ and dog heads hanging from trees.”

Some crazy guy in Santa Cruz County, Calif., is found to be abusing dogs. Animal control officers discover an unknown number of dead dogs and rotting carcasses and dog feces throughout his house … starving dogs chained with no food or water … body parts everywhere … decapitated dog heads hanging from trees … puppies …
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Under: Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation, Animal welfare, dogs, Humane Laws | 6 Comments »

Prop 2 will keep us from torturing our food animals

A study produced by UC Davis researchers and released yesterday provides further evidence that Proposition 2 is good for California consumers.

The study, which was reportedly funded by the American Egg Board, evaluated the economic impact of Prop 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which will appear on the statewide ballot in November.

According to the study’s authors, “little, if any cost increase and no substantial impact on prices to California consumers” will occur when voters approve Prop 2. The measure would prevent the cruel and inhumane confinement of calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens kept in crates and cages so small they cannot lie down, turn around, or extend their limbs.
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Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008
Under: Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation, Animal welfare, Chickens, Food Animal Abuse | No Comments »

2008 California Animal Legislation — What’s up in Sacramento

Animal bills for 2008 as of June 13.

Many of the following bills have not yet been assigned to committee or set for hearing. More bills may be discovered. We’ll let you know if and when they are.

This information has been compiled by Virginia Handley of Paw PAC, PO Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147, 415-646-0622 (voice mail). See their Web site, http://www.pawpac.org, write or call for a copy of the 2007 Voting Chart.
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Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008
Under: Animal Laws, Animal Politics, Animal protection legislation | 4 Comments »