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Victory: Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales + Dolphins Act, Passes in Canada!

6.10.19On Monday, June 10, 2019, after years of opposition by pro-captivity Conservative lawmakers, the House of Commons overwhelmingly passed Bill S-203Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act! The bill, which bans the capture, breeding, and confinement of cetaceans, now awaits Royal Assent to become law.

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Canada: Help Bill S-203 Pass Its Final Stage in the House of Commons!

6.6.19Update: This action is now closed. Bill S-203 passed the House of Commons on June 10, 2019!

Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, is at its final stage in the Canadian House of Commons! Once enacted into law, the bill will make breeding and keeping cetaceans in captivity a criminal offense in Canada.

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New York Senate Passes Bill Requiring Vegan Food Options In All Hospitals

6.5.19On Monday, June 3, 2019, a groundbreaking bill requiring all New York hospitals to carry plant-based food options passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly and Senate. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law.

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Nevada Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals!

6.3.19On Monday, June 3, 2019Nevada passed legislation to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals!

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LCA + ALW to Protest S. Korea's Bok Nal on July 12, 2019!

LCA and ALW to protest S. Korea's Bok Nal on July 12, 2019Banners urging the S. Korean government to pass MP Pyo Chang-won's proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Act, which would outlaw the slaughter of dogs for meat across the country, are now up near the National Assembly as LCA and ALW prepare to protest Bok Nal in Seoul, S. Korea on July 12, 2019  the first of three nonconsecutive days known for being incredibly hot when the consumption of dog meat soup (known as "boshingtang") rises exponentially to combat the extreme heat.

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California Fur Ban Advances to the Senate!

5.30.19On May 28th, Assembly Bill 44, the Fur Products Prohibition Act, passed the California Assembly floor by a 52 to 16 vote! The bill, which would ban the sale and manufacture of new fur statewide, now advances to the Senate Rules Committee.

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26th Horse Killed at Santa Anita Park Racetrack Since Dec 2018

Kochees horseOn Sunday, May 26th, 9-year-old gelding Kochees was euthanized after sustaining an injury during a race at Santa Anita Park the previous day marking the 26th horse fatality (31 if you include off-track deaths) since the start of the season in December 2018.

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LCA's "Casa de Carne" and "Food for Thought" Win Nine Telly Awards!

Casa de CarneLCA is proud to receive nine Telly Awards in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories!

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California Senate Passes SB 313 — the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act!

5.23.19On Monday, May 20th, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 313, also known as the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, by a 34-0 vote!

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Victory: Prada Commits to Going Fur-Free!

foxThe latest luxury fashion brand to ditch fur The Prada Group (which includes Prada, Miu Miu, Church's, and Car Shoe) announced Wednesday, May 22nd that they will no longer use real animal fur in any of their products starting with their Spring/Summer 2020 Women's collection!

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Federal Bill to Ban Circus Animals in the U.S. Launches in Congress!

5.21.19Fantastic news: A federal bill to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses across the United States launches today in Congress!

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California Take Action: 25th Horse Dies as Santa Anita Park "Death Track"!

horse dies Santa Anita ParkTwo more horses have died at Santa Anita Park "Death Track" since the season started in December 2018, bringing the death toll to 25 — 30 if you include off-track deaths.

On Friday, May 17, 2019, three-year-old gelding Commander Coil suffered a severe shoulder injury and was subsequently euthanized, and on Monday, May 20th, three-year-old gelding Spectacular Music became the 25th fatality after reportedly sustaining a fatal injury to his pelvis.


Although the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) recently voted to ban the use of jockeys' whips and medication on race days in light of the recent spate of horse deaths, the fact still remains 200 horses have died at Santa Anita Park in the past five years alone! 

California: Take Action!

Please join local animal advocates in speaking out against Santa Anita Park at two incredibly important events:

1. Thursday, May 23, 2019: Speak out against the unnecessary horse deaths at Santa Anita Park during the California Horse Racing Board's next meeting! Each speaker will have three minutes to give public comment.

WHAT: California Horse Racing Board Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 9:30 am

WHERE: Santa Anita Park - 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 (The meeting will be held in the Baldwin Terrace Room.) 

2. Sunday, May 26, 2019: Protest the 30 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park!

WHAT: Protest at Santa Anita Park "Death Track"

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 11 am

WHERE: Santa Anita Park - 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 (The demonstration will be held at Gate 5.)

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Click here to learn more about the brutal horse racing industry.

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Endangered Species Day: Here's How LCA's Working to Save Virunga National Park's Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Virunga's mountain gorillaCelebrated on the third Friday of May, Endangered Species Day is an annual observance that raises awareness for the importance of conserving endangered species, such as Africa's majestic mountain gorillas.

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Texas: Your Help Is Urgently Needed To Defeat SB 1884!

pigUDPATE: This action is now closed. SB 1884 died on the House floor and did not advance. Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in opposition to this bill.

SB 1884 is dangerously progressing! The freedom-crushing ag-gag bill has just passed the Texas House Agriculture & Livestock Committee and is now headed to the House Calendars Committee to determine whether or not the bill should be heard on the House floor. Your help is needed NOW more than ever to DEFEAT this dangerous bill!

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California: Urge Your Assembly Members to Support Statewide Fur Ban!

foxOn Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will consider California's proposed statewide fur ban Assembly Bill 44. If passed and signed into law, the bill will ban the manufacture, sale, and distribution of new fur products in the state  but it won't happen without your help!

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California: Urge Your Senators to Support SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act

California: take actionUPDATE: This action is now closed. SB 313 passed the California State Senate and advanced to the State Assembly! Thank you to everyone who contacted their Senators in support of this bill.

Senate Bill 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, is headed to the California Senate for a vote! If passed and enacted into law, the bill will ban the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses  but it won't happen without your help!

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RSVP: The Official Animal Rights March in Los Angeles, CA Will Be Held On Saturday, August 10, 2019!

The Official Animal Rights MarchCalling all animal advocates! The Official Animal Rights March (TOARM) in Los Angeles, California will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019!

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Support a Fur-Free NYC! 🦊

Fur Free NYCNew York City is on track to becoming the largest city in the United States to ban the sale of fur  but it won't happen without your help!

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced a new bill, Intro 1476, that would prohibit the sale of fur apparel in NYC. If passed, the bill will save countless fur-bearing animals from the abuse and neglect they experience on fur farms!

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BREAKING: LCA's Investigation Exposes Animal Cruelty at Sheik Halal Farms Slaughterhouse!

chickens in crateIn 2017 and 2018 (over the course of four months), LCA conducted an undercover investigation into Sheik Halal Farms  a slaughterhouse located in Grand Valley, Ontario — exposing incidents of apparent animal cruelty and health-related non-compliance issues at the slaughterhouse.

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Texas: Urge Your Legislators to Oppose Freedom-Crushing Ag-Gag Bill!

pigUDPATE: This action is now closed. SB 1884 died on the House floor and did not advance. Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in opposition to this bill.

Texas lawmakers are trying to stop whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty with the introduction of SB 1884  an ag-gag bill that would criminalize undercover investigations and inhibit investigators from revealing the abuse and neglect animals are subjected to on industrial farms.

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