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Aug 17, 2020, 08:15 ET As U.S. Postal Service Gets Torn Apart, Demand Intensifies To End Shipments Of Live Animals To Prevent Deaths In Transport!

Today Social Compassion in Legislation offers a video, linked HERE, documenting the barbaric practice of shipping sentient living beings through the...


Feb 25, 2019, 05:12 ET Assembly Member Ash Kalra and Animal and Science Advocates Introduce Bill to Make California Animal Dissection-Free

California State Assembly Member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), accompanied by cosponsors Social Compassion in Legislation, People for the Ethical Treatment ...


Feb 19, 2019, 12:05 ET State Senate Bill Aims to Close Curtain on Circus Cruelty in California

A new bill introduced today in the California State Senate would make it illegal to use or allow the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling acts....


Feb 15, 2019, 10:40 ET Assemblymember Ash Kalra Introduces Bill to Make California a Leader in Protecting Tropical Forests

Given the ever-present and increasing threat climate change poses to all Californians, and the role tropical deforestation plays in escalating that...


Jan 18, 2019, 08:00 ET Specialty License Plate Featuring Pierce Brosnan's Artwork Will Now Save Lives

California now has a funding mechanism in full swing to help combat euthanasia of unwanted pets. The goal of the California Spay and Neuter License...


Dec 31, 2018, 17:38 ET California Kicks Puppy Mills Out of Pet Shops

A landmark California bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores will go into effect on January 1. In addition to the...


Sep 28, 2018, 20:04 ET SB 1249 California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act SIGNED BY GOVERNOR BROWN

Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 1249, the California...


Oct 16, 2017, 14:23 ET Governor Signs Bill to Ban the Sale of Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits

A landmark bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown. In addition to the ...


Sep 15, 2017, 13:13 ET Bill Sponsor, Social Compassion in Legislation, Hopeful Governor Brown Will Sign Historic Animal Welfare Legislation into Law

California Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, passed both the California State Senate by a vote of 38 to 0 and the Assembly on...


May 31, 2017, 10:00 ET AB 485 Pet Rescue & Adoption Act Passes California State Assembly 55-11

California Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, passed the State Assembly today. AB 485, authored by Assemblymembers Patrick O'Donnell ...


Apr 14, 2017, 11:00 ET California Assembly Bill Motivates Celebrities To Take Action For Animals

California state bill inspires Entertainment Mogul, Russell Simmons, Rock Star, Nikki Sixx, TV Star, Kunal Nayyar, Pop Star, Leona Lewis, Actress,...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:41 ET State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian Introduces AB 1199 The Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act

Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), a leading California-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to finding solutions for the...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:00 ET California Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell Introduces AB 485, A Life-Saving Bill To Mandate Adoptions Of Rescue And Shelter Dogs, Cats, And Rabbits Offered In Pet Shops

Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), a leading California-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to finding solutions for the...


Jul 27, 2015, 01:30 ET "Social Compassion In Legislation" Launches 'Ban The Trap' Celebrity Endorsed Billboard Campaign To End Bobcat Trapping

Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a California nonprofit organization devoted to providing solutions for animal welfare and protection issues, ...


Mar 09, 2012, 09:00 ET Laguna Steps Toward Banning Puppy Mills

The City Council and residents voiced support Tuesday night for a law banning commercial pet stores in the city. Staff will come back to the council...


Jun 03, 2011, 09:37 ET Assembly Bill 610 - Expediting Specialty License Plate Programs - Passes With a 65-7 Vote

The California State Assembly passed AB 610 – Expediting Specialty License Plate Programs. The bill, introduced by Assembly Member Jose Solorio...


May 31, 2011, 07:34 ET SB 702 Passes in California State Senate Requiring Microchipping for Animals Released From Municipal Shelters

Social Compassion in Legislation, in conjunction with Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, today announced that Senate Bill 702 passed the California State...