Blog Archive: Advocacy

Great News: FBI Now Tracking Animal Abuse

cock fight

In a big step forward in the battle against animal cruelty, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began tracking animal abuse in their national crime database this month. 

Previously, the FBI aggregated animal abuse crimes with other mostly minor offenses in a generic “other” category in its reporting system, rendering them difficult to track and analyze.

How much is that doggie in the (Internet) window?

holiday dog adoptions

Looking to welcome a new pet to your home this holiday season? Lucky you! Hardly anything is more exciting than finding a forever friend who will add so much joy to your life year round.

Chances are that you’ll turn to the Internet to help find your perfect pet. With lots of helpful resources online, the Internet can be a great place to start – just make sure it’s not where your search ends.

Ultimate Gamble: The Dark Side of Horse Racing

rescued horses, photographed by Carina DeVera

This past Saturday, famous racehorse American Pharoah completed horse racing’s first-ever Grand Slam at Breeders’ Cup. On June 6th of this year, when he won the Triple Crown, the Internet went crazy. The horse’s name was even trending on Facebook, a testament to the popularity of the sport. Not surprisingly, Americans love to admire the beauty, grace, and athleticism of these powerful animals. 

Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

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.

When Doing Less is More


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.

Join us! California Humane Lobby Day


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!