Cecil should never have been someone's trophy! 

SB 1487  (Stern) - Iconic African Species Protection Act 

Need Constiuents to Call the following Senators urge their support by Monday 3pm for SB 1487.  Call Now!

Chair Robert Hertzberg (Los Angeles) 916-651-4018

Senator Mike McGuire (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity) 916-651-4002

Senator Ben Hueso (San Diego, Imperial) 916-651- 4040

Senator Jeff Stone (Riverside) 916-651-4028

Senator Andy Vidak (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tulare) 916-651-4014

Attend the Hearing!
Monday, April 16th upon adjournment of the Senate Floor Session
(maybe 3pm-ish).
Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee
State Capitol, Room 112

African elephant populations declined by 30 percent (equal to 144,000 elephants) between 2007 and 2014. The African lion population is estimated to have declined by 43% between 1993 and 2014. And the black rhino has declined by an estimated 97.6% since 1960 with numbers bottoming out at 2,410 in 1995. And the numbers are just as dire for other species such as the white rhino, leopard, giraffe, Jentink's duiker, plains and mountain zebra, hippopotamus, and hyena. 
Californians want to save these iconic species and one big step towards that goal is ending trophy hunting. California can again lead the way in wildlife conservation by banning the possession of these species within the State. Californians do not care to encourage or abet the continued demise of these species by sport-hunting. 

chickens shackled

AB 3159  (Thurmond) - Animal Slaughter: Poultry

New Hearing Date!  
Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30pm
Assembly Agriculture Committee
State Capitol, Room 126

Everyone!  Please call Chair Anna Cabellero and ask that she get this bill passed out of her committee:  916-319-2030

AB 3159 will require that poultry shackled prior to slaughter are rendered unconscious to ensure that they do not experience unnecessary pain. Other animals have this right, and poultry animals deserve it too.  Whether people eat these animals are not, they can all agree they do not need to be tortured prior to their death. By removing the current exemption from humane slaughter practices for poultry, AB 3159 will extend existing humane slaughter rules for livestock to poultry, creating parity throughout the industry and positioning California as a leader in humane slaughter practices nationwide.

confined factory farm pigs

Update on  AB 3021  (Levine, Medina, Salas) - Animal Confinement

SCIL along with HSUS, and Mercy for Animals all testified against against this bad bill.  Unfortunately, it passed unanimously 10-0.  

Next stop the Appropriations Committee where we need your calls:

Please ask Chair Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher to NOT PASS this pro-cruelty bill out of her committee .

This bad bill would:
  • Unnecessarily extend the timeline for the phaseout of cages, leaving millions of animals to continue to suffer.
  • Not provide a single protection for caged mother pigs and calves used for veal.
  • Create a huge loophole for "research," which would allow a factory farming corporation to continue to use cages by claiming it was doing research on various production methods.
Factory farmers are desperate to pass this subversive bill. Their hope is that they're appearing proactive on animal welfare when in reality they're attempting to fend off future efforts to abolish these practices. For the animals, we can't let this bill pass! 

SCR 100 (Lara) - Carcinogenic Meats

Need Constituents to Call the Following Senators Urging their Support on Wednesday for SCR 100.  Call Now!

Senator Jerry Hill (San Mateo, Santa Clara)  916-651-4013

Senator Ted Gaines (Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas) 916-651-4001

Senator Jeff Stone (Riverside) 916-651-4028

Attend the Hearing!
Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30am
Senate Environmental Quality Committee State Capitol, Room 3191

Breaking news from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).  This past week IARC published the long awaited Monograph on Red Meat and Processed Meat.  IARC has been studying the cancer effects since 2015 after the World Health Organization report classified processed meat-including pepperoni, ham, and sausage made from pork, beef, or poultry-as a Group 1 carcinogen.  The monograph is the outcome of IARC's extensive scientific study. Click image above to access the report.

SCR 100 would urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to comply with Proposition 65 and warn individuals of their potential exposure to this harmful substance by amending California Code of Regulations, title 27, section 27001(b) to add "processed meat (consumption of)" to the list of "chemicals known to the state to cause cancer." Californians have the right to know what they are eating can cause cancer.  They can then make their choice whether to continue eating it or not, but at least they will have the information to make their choice.
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