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California's Circus Cruelty Prevention Act Passes First Assembly Hearing

6.19On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, SB 313the Circus Cruelty Prevention Actpassed the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife by a 9-2 vote (and two abstentions). The bill, which would ban the use of wild animals in traveling circuses, now moves to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

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Last Chance for Animals Named 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits!

6.18.19Exciting news to share: LCA has been named a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofitsa review site like Yelp, but for charitable groups and nonprofits. This honor is awarded annually based on ratings and the number of reviews received from donors, volunteers, and others involved in LCA's groundbreaking work.

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Help Ban the Sale of Foie Gras in New York City!

6.14.19On Tuesday, June 18, Intro 1378a bill to ban the sale of foie gras in NYCwill be heard by the New York City Council Health Committee!

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California: Calls + Emails Needed to Ensure Circus Cruelty Prevention Act Passes Next Hearing

6.11.19UPDATE: This action is now closed. SB 313 passed the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on 6/18/19 by a 9-2 vote.

SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, has advanced to the State Assembly and will be heard on Tuesday, June 18th by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.

If signed into law, SB 313which was introduced by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego)would ban circus animal acts throughout California. 

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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.

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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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