Each year during the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up off the streets or stolen from their homes, crammed into tiny wire cages, stacked on trucks, and make their way to a grim and brutal death at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Blog Archive: Advocacy
Kangaroos—iconic animals, loved around the world, and sadly, the targets of brutal slaughter. Luckily, Californians have the power to help.
The story begins four decades ago, when California banned the import of kangaroo parts in 1971. In 2007, at the urging of the Australian government and kangaroo skin exporters, the state put a moratorium on the ban, allowing the sale of kangaroo-skin products.
Just over three years ago in California after two weeks of abandonment, thousands of animals were found cramped in tiny cages with no space to move, and left to perish without food or water. The owner had simply decided it just wasn’t worth the expense to continue to feed them.
Do you want to help protect elephants? Sign up today to join the San Francisco SPCA and other animal welfare organizations and advocates from across the state for California Humane Lobby Day in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 23rd!
Bay Area advocates, have you ever wondered how to flex your political and advocacy muscle to have a positive impact on animals every day? Do you want to get involved in two major elephant protection bills but not sure where to start? Please join the San Francisco SPCA on Wednesday, May 27th for an exciting discussion with Jennifer Fearing, President of Fearless Advocacy.
A bear riding a bicycle in a pink tutu and muzzle is not natural, certainly not humane, and as of yesterday, not welcome in San Francisco.
The San Francisco SPCA is a proud Emergency Placement Partner for Humane Society International, and last week opened our doors to fifty-seven dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Korea Watching the video and seeing the faces of these beautiful and brave dogs enter the shelter was a bittersweet and emotional experience. These dogs are safe; they’ll receive love and the happy lives that all animals deserve.
Bay Area advocates, please join the San Francisco SPCA, Humane Society International and your fellow animal lovers in San Francisco on Thursday, March 19th for an exciting discussion with guest Speaker Adam Parascandola, the Director of Animal Protection and Crisis Response for Humane Society International!
Beagles are commonly used in research, in part, because they are easy to care for and have gentle dispositions. These same characteristics make them great family pets.
But beagles and other animals used in research often spend their lives in cages, some only to end up euthanized when they are no longer needed. Currently, no federal or California laws cover their post-research treatment.
It's the end of an era for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s controversial elephant shows. Feld Entertainment, the Ringling Bros. parent company, announced Thursday that it will be phasing out its elephant performances by 2018. The 13 Asian elephants currently travelling with the circus will be moved to Florida to join Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation.