Advocacy Update: Huge Wins for Animals!

Several bills have been signed into law to help our furry friends, including America’s first statewide fur ban.

This legislative session saw huge wins for animals in California, with Governor Newsom signing several animal protection bills into law last month. Here are the highlights:

  • AB 44: California became the first state in America to ban the sale and production of new fur! Several cities have already approved similar bans, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2023. Thanks to Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting for their support.
  • AB 415: This new law helps domestic violence victims and their animals escape danger by removing barriers to finding new housing. Many victims delay leaving abusive relationships for fear of having to leave their pets behind. Thank you Assemblymember Brian Maienschein for authoring this bill and helping victims get the protection they deserve.
  • SB 397: It will now be easier for Californians to evacuate from disasters with their pets. SB 397 helps ensure that families who are evacuating can bring their pets on public transit. Removing these barriers will help save lives. Thank you to Senator Steve Glazer for drafting this important legislation.


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