Featured State Legislation
Update (August 26, 2013): This bill was signed into law by Governor Brown.
Bill description: This bill, sponsored by Born Free USA and The Humane Society of the United States, will ban the most inhumane wildlife trapping practices decrease the chances of family dogs and being inadvertently killed in traps.
Bill description: This bill, sponsored by Born Free USA, creates the Lion Meat Act. It provides that it is unlawful for any person to slaughter a lion or for any person to possess, breed, import or export from this state, buy or sell lions for the purpose of slaughter. It provides that it is unlawful to commercialize lion meat. It authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt and enforce any rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the act. And it provides that whoever violates any provision of the act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Upon passage the bill would take effect immediately.
Bill description: This bill amends the Large Carnivore Act and creates the Non-Human Primate Act. The changes to the Large Carnivore Act will streamline the process for registering large carnivores, helping the state Department of Agriculture to better enforce permitting laws. The Non-Human Primate Act will ban the possession of baboons and great apes.
Update (September 6, 2013): This bill was signed into law by Governor Brown.
Bill description: This bill, sponsored by Born Free USA and the State Humane Association of California, will prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets and flea markets and thereby prevent the suffering of animals, protect consumers and eliminate the public health and safety risks and risks of other disease outbreaks associated with such sale situations.