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Blog for Last Chance for Animals, an international non-profit dedicated to ending animal cruelty and exploitation.

Aug. 17 Is Clear The Shelters Day! 🐢🐱

8.15.19Saturday, August 17th marks National Clear the Shelters Day! Hundreds of animal shelters around the country are participating by offering reduced-fee or no-cost adoptions in order to help dogs and cats find their forever homes.

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California: Calls/Emails Urgently Needed to Pass Circus Cruelty Prevention Act!

5.14.19On Monday, August 19, 2019, SB 313β€”also known as the Circus Cruelty Prevention Actβ€”is scheduled to be heard by the California Assembly Appropriations Committee!

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Help Make Minneapolis Fur-Free! 🦊

4.29.19Each year, 5,000 to 10,000 fur-bearing animals are brutally confined and slaughtered to be part of the fur trade in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

LCA is a proud partner of Fur Free Minneapolis, a grassroots coalition of animal rights organizations and advocates working to pass an ordinance that would ban the sale of new fur products in Minneapolis.

But we can't do it without your help!

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California: Take Action to Stop the Trophy Hunting of Bobcats!

7.3.19After successfully making its way through the California Assembly, Assembly Bill 1254 is now set to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Your help is urgenlty needed to ensure the passage of AB 1254!

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Sign Up for LCA's Action Alerts & Become a Stronger Advocate for Animals! 🐾

8.5.19Join LCA in advocating for animal rights!

For almost four decades, LCA has tirelessly fought to end animal abuse through groundbreaking undercover investigations, hard-hitting campaigns, animal-friendly legislation, and by garnering media attention.

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LCA & ALW Expose Unlicensed S. Korean Auction House Selling Dogs For Consumption

8.1.19On Wednesday, July 31, 2019β€”LCA's S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) exposed an unlicensed auction house in S. Korea that sells dogs for consumption.

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TEAPSPA Day of Action: Circus Animals Need Your Help Today!

7.23.19On May 21, 2019, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA, H.R. 2863) was introduced in Congress. Championed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) and supported by a coalition of animal rights organizationsβ€”including LCAβ€”the bipartisan bill will ban the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses across the United States, if passed.

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California: Protest Bull Riding Cruelty at the Honda Center in Anaheim!

3.12.19On Friday, 9/6 and Saturday 9/7, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will be showcasing their exhibition of animal cruelty once again at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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Take Action for Six Horses Killed at Calgary Stampede

7.15.19On July 14, 2019, three horses were euthanized after sustaining serious injuries during the final night of chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede's Rangeland Derby. In total, six horses have been killedβ€”making this year's 10-day event the deadliest in almost a decade.

LCA vehemently condemns all rodeos, and with the latest incidewnts at the Calgary Stampede resulting in the deaths of six horses, is calling for an end to this barbaric "sport".

 

 

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LCA, Kim Basinger, + Animal Liberation Wave Protest Boknal in Seoul, S. Korea

7.12.19On Friday, July 12, 2019LCA and S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) gathered in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, S. Korea to protest the start of Boknalβ€”three nonconsecutive days known for being extremely hot when the consumption of dog meat soup (known as "Boshingtang") rises to combat the extreme heat and humidity.

Joined by legendary actress and animal rights activist Kim Basinger, countless supporters partook in a silent memorial and held replicas of deceased dogs to symbolize all the dogs that have been slaughtered in the dog meat trade. 

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LCA + ALW Set to Protest S. Korean Dog Meat Trade on Friday, 7/12/19!

7.11.19LCA's dog meat demonstration in S. Korea is just hours away! LCA's Founder and President, Chris DeRose, is currently on the ground in Seoulβ€”along with S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) and legendary actress and animal rights activist Kim Basinger!

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The Official Animal Rights March In Los Angeles Is One Month Away! 🐾

5.10.19Calling 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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5 Amazing Facts About Cows

7.9.19While the dairy industry purports dairy cows are treated "humanely", this is little more than a ploy to trick consumers into purchasing their products guilt-free. The harsh reality of a dairy cow's existence can be summed up quite easily: a never-ending cycle of forced pregnancies so that they can give birth over and over again in order to produce milk that is sold for human consumption. 

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LA City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Urging Nations to Stop Dog Meat

7.5.19On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the governments of China, Vietnam, S. Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal cruelty laws. 

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California: Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ban the Trophy Hunting of Bobcats!

7.3.19UPDATE: This action is now closed. AB 1254 passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on July 9.

On May 23, 2019, California Assembly Bill 1254 passed the Assembly Floor by a 54-21 vote (five members did not vote) and has now advanced to the Senate.

Introduced by Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles), the bill creates a moratorium on the trophy hunting of the state's iconic bobcats. If enacted into law, the bill would make California the first state in the nation to ban the trophy hunting of bobcats.

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Protect Your Furry, Four-Legged Friends on the 4th of July!

7.2.19Fireworks are a staple for the 4th of July; however, the loud sounds can be incredibly terrifying and stressful for your companion animals.

In fact, July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters because the scary noises often cause animals to run away out of fear. Here are five ways you can help keep your companion animal safe during July 4th celebrations.

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LCA and ALW's Boknal Protest in Seoul, S. Korea is 2 Weeks Away!

6.28.18On Friday, July 12, 2019, LCA and S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) will protest Boknalβ€”the three hottest days of the Korean summer when the consumption of dog meat soup rises to combat the extreme heatβ€”in Seoul, S. Korea.

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Los Angeles City Council Introduces Resolution Urging S. Korea, China, & Other Nations to Stop Dog Meat

6.24.19On June 5, 2019, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, a prominent advocate for animal welfare, introduced a resolution in the Los Angeles City Council urging the governments of China, Vietnam, S. Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal cruelty laws.

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California: Calls/Emails Needed to Protect Alligators + Crocodiles From Being Killed for Their Skins!

6.21.19Fashion retailers like Louis Vuitton and alligator/crocodile breeders are working to pass a dangerous billβ€”AB 719β€”that would continue an exemption to California law that has allowed the sale of alligator and crocodile products since 2006.

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California: Help Pass Circus Cruelty Prevention Act Through Second Assembly Hearing

6.20.19UPDATE: This action is now closed. SB 313 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on 6/25/19 by a 9-1 vote.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, SB 313β€”the Circus Cruelty Prevention Actβ€”passed the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife by a 9-2 vote. The bill has now advanced to the Assembly Judiciary Committee and will be heard on Tuesday, June 25th.

If signed into law, SB 313β€”which was introduced by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego)β€”would ban circus animal acts throughout California. Your help is urgently needed to ensure SB 313 passes through the Judiciary Committee!

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