Thanks to the many letters you have sent over the past several weeks and months, six important animal protection bills have passed the California Legislature and are now headed to or already on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk. If passed, they will prevent the unnecessary suffering and subsequent slaughter of countless animals. Please join us in urging the Governor to sign these bills into law and help make our state a more compassionate place for all its residents!
The bills include:
-AB 1260: Bans the trade in skins of many threatened species including sharks, hippos and caimans
-AB 733: Begins phasing out toxicity tests that involve cruelly poisoning and choking fish to death with hazardous waste
-AB 1254: Bans the trophy hunting of bobcats
-SB 313: Bans the use of wild animals in circuses
-AB 128: Strengthens California's anti-horse slaughter laws by making it harder for kill-buyers to turn a profit
-SB 1: Prevents weakening of endangered species protections
Instituting this legislation will solidify California's place as a leader in animal protection reform and set an excellent humane example for other states to follow!
These six bills will soon be presented to Governor Newsom and he has until October 13 to sign or veto them. Please contact his office and urge him to sign them.
1) Please call Governor Newsom, at 916-445-2841. After you dial the number, press 1 to continue in English (or 2 for Spanish if you prefer). Then press 6. You will be directed to an operator with whom you can speak to.
Here's an example of what you can say:
Hi, my name is _______ and I'm a resident of California. I respectfully urge the Governor to sign six animal protection bills which will soon be coming to his desk. They include AB 1260 which would restrict the trade in exotic skins, AB 733 which would phase out fish toxicity tests, AB 1254 which would ban bobcat trophy hunting, SB 313 which would ban the use of wild animals in circuses, AB 128 which would strengthen anti-horse slaughter laws and SB 1 which would solidify endangered species protections.
2) Please send our letter to Governor Newsom by filling out the form on this page.
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Please Sign Legislation to Protect Bobcats, Fish, Horses, & Wild Animals
Dear [Decision Maker],
Respectfully,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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