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

Golden retriever (AKC)
golden ret.

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 »

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

Black bear photo by Flickr user emples used under a Creative Commons License
Black Bear at the Sioux Narrows Dump

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.
Bold Black Bear

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 »

Animal Defenders International urges Congress to protect animals from cruelty

Abused dog. Photo by Flickr user AmazonCARES used under a Creative Commons License.
AmazonCARES flickr

Dear Gary:
Animal Defenders International (ADI) urged Congress to take immediate action after a landmark Supreme Court ruling has left vulnerable animals without protection against extreme violence and cruelty.  The Court decided that legislation passed 10 years ago to prevent extreme acts of cruelty, such as in dog fighting and “crush” videos, must be set aside.
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Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010
Under: Abuse, Animal Activists, Animal Cruelty, Animal fighting, Animal protection legislation | 6 Comments »

2010 California Animal Legislation: Will these laws affect you?

California condor (USFWS)
condor flying

California Animal Legislation as of April 6, 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: http://www.pawpac.org
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-646-0622

If you like or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it.
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Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2010
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2009 California Animal legislation: How will these laws affect you?

Wild pig by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
wild pig1

2009 California Animal legislation as of July 10, 2009, compiled by Paw Pac, California’s Political Action Committee for Animals.

** For copies of bills: 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: http://www.pawpac.org.
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-646-0622

If you like or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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2009 California Animal Legislation: Will these laws affect you or your pets?

2009 California Animal legislation as of June 14, 2009, compiled by Paw Pac, California’s Political Action Committee for Animals.

** For copies of bills: 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: http://www.pawpac.org.
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-646-0622

If you like or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the governor and tell them how you feel about it.
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Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Under: Animal protection legislation | 2 Comments »

Poaching is a BIG threat to California wildlife

Tundra swan by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
New Image

Audubon California-backed anti-poaching legislation gets first committee hearing.

New legislation to address what many see as a rising threat to California wildlife will see its first committee hearing today (April 28) at the State Capitol. Assembly Bill 708, sponsored by Assembly Member Jared Huffman of Marin, seeks to impose substantial new penalties for poaching.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Under: Animal protection legislation, Birds, Game birds, Poaching, Waterfowl | No Comments »

2009 California Animal Legislation: Will these laws affect you?

Deer by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, California
2deer

2009 California Animal legislation as of March 29, 2009

** For copies of bills: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov. You can subscribe for updates.
** All legislators’ addresses: 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: http://www.pawpac.org.
** Compiled by: Virginia Handley
** Paw Pac: P.O. Box 475012, San Francisco, CA 94147; 415-646-0622

ASSEMBLY BILLS
AB 233 by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth re: Pet Adoption. SUPPORT.
Allows deduction of pet adoption fees up to $300 on state income taxes when adopted from shelters and rescue groups. To Be Heard: Assembly Revenue & Taxation. Assemblyman Charles Calderon, Chair. April 20. Write: Tell the legislators that encouraging spay/neuter will save cities/counties in animal control costs and will save countless animal lives.
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Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Under: Animal protection legislation, Paw Pac, Pets, Wildlife | 5 Comments »

Do you want to be an animal activist?

Animal Activist Training Class at Animal Place sanctuary, 3448 Laguna Creek Trail, Vacaville, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Sept. 27); $10 per person.

An interactive and informative training session with facts about farmed animals and tools on how you can help. Learn effective letter writing, legislation, tabling, leafleting, personal ways to help and more. Sanctuary tour is included.

Call 707-449-4814 to sign up, or visit http://www.animalplace.org and click on Animal Activist Training under Upcoming Events.

Want to get involved and help farm animals? This is a great program. Check it out. /Gary

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2008
Under: Animal Activists, Animal Politics, Animal protection legislation, Farm Animals | No Comments »