NOTE: In case you missed it, watch the Assembly Business and Professions hearing on ACR 86 by clicking the picture above.


ACR 86 Clears Assembly Appropriations Committee

Please Call Your Assemblymember for Floor Vote!

ACR 86, the Pet Crisis Response Act,, authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and sponsored by SCIL, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee this yesterday. The resolution details the underlying issues that have contributed to too many dogs, cats, rabbits and other species being born in or brought into California without enough Californians willing to give them forever homes and urges action on the pet overpopulation crisis in California.

The bill is now headed to the full Assembly for a vote. Your Assemblymember needs to hear from you!


Call your Assemblymember no later than Monday and urge them to:

"Please vote YES on ACR 86!"



In more than a dozen states across the U.S., voters and legislators have passed laws protecting farmed animals from some of the most egregious cruelty in the factory farming industry: intensive confinement in systems such as gestation crates, veal crates, and battery cages. Other states are currently considering similar legislation. 

Now, federal lawmakers have introduced a bill that would likely jeopardize these humane reforms. The bill, known as the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act, could strip states and localities of their right to impose standards or conditions on the production or manufacturing of agricultural products sold or offered for sale in interstate commerce when those standards differ from federal law or the laws of other states.  If passed, the EATS Act would overturn California's Prop 12 regulations and many other state laws which protect animals.

For now, we need targeted calls from our supporters that live in the Central Valley to let Congressman Jon Duarte (R-CA) know his constituents oppose the EATS Act.

If you live in any of the listed zip codes, please call the number below no later than 5PM, Friday, June 30th and simply tell them:

"I strongly urge Congressman Duarte to oppose the EATS Act."

REP. Jon Duarte's PHONE:

(209) 226-6880


94501, 94502, 94546, 94577, 94578, 94579, 94580, 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94608, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94613, 94618, 94619, 94621, 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94706, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94710, 94720


Please buy a ticket or donate to our event! We need your support!

We are so excited to invite you to our first fundraiser since early 2020! We will be hosted by the ever-generous Michelson family in Brentwood, and we will be honoring the one and only Priscilla Presley for her lifetime of animal advocacy.

It’s been a tough few years for many in the nonprofit space, and we are no exception. Before the pandemic, SCIL was sponsoring 8 to 11 bills per year. We celebrated massive legislative wins with you: in 2017, we kicked puppy mill breeders out of retail pet stores; in 2018, we banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals and got plant-based options in all state hospitals and prisons; and in 2019, we ended commercial and recreational fur trapping and saved wild animals from circuses.

Since then, we have made significant progress by getting five bills signed into law. But now, we are ready to recapture the momentum we had before Covid.

Thank you to everyone who made donations to keep us going during that time. We are grateful for every dollar we raise and put it to good use saving and protecting animals.

Please share this email far and wide. We hope to see you July 15th for the Animal Rights Event of the Year!

Thank you!

For those new to our work, we have a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) to which you may donate. 


All donations to Social Compassion, our 501(c)3, are tax deductible. Social Compassion is the vehicle from which we drive all non-lobbying activities. 501(c)(3) activities include rescue, spay and neutering efforts, stakeholder alliance building, and media and public outreach. 501(c)(3) funds also cover the administrative costs of running a nonprofit organization.       


Social Compassion in Legislation, our 501(c)(4), is our lobbying organization, and donations to it are not tax deductible. SCIL forges relationships between citizen stakeholder groups, government administrators, business leaders and elected officials to successfully drive legislation to benefit animals. We have navigated the political waters in California at the local and state levels. We recognize when small, measured steps are appropriate or when the time is right for bold action.


Tickets for our fundraiser will go to our 501(c)(3) and are tax deductible.

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