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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 Boknalthe three hottest days of the Korean summer when the consumption of dog meat soup rises to combat the extreme heatin 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 billAB 719that 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 313the Circus Cruelty Prevention Actpassed 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 313which was introduced by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego)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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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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