July 31, 2011

Gov. Brown Bans Sidewalk Sale of Puppies! (SB917)

From the LA Times, July 26, 2011:

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a measure banning the sale of animals on street corners and other public property in hopes of reducing the number of poorly run puppy mills in California.

SB 917 also sets tougher penalties for those convicted of animal abuse or cruelty, allowing a maximum jail sentence of one year in cruelty cases and a fine of up to $20,000.
Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said the goal of his bill is to improve conditions for animals sold in the state.

"Because current health and safety regulations for animal sales do not apply to roadside sales, young animals are being sold that are often mistreated, ill or diseased and there’s no way to track the seller,” Lieu said.

The bill would not prevent the owner of a dog that has puppies from selling the animals from a private property, said a spokesman for the senator. It also allows the sale from animal shel Lieu’s measure is co-sponsored by the State Humane Assn. of California, the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA and the SPCA Los Angeles.

July 07, 2011

Ringling Bros. Circus Protest in San Diego

The San Diego Animal Defense Team is joining with Peta and other animal rights organizations for the
July 14 11:45 AM - 1 PM
Valley View Casino Center
(previously the Sports Area)
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
Free parking will be difficult -- car pool if possible
Meet on Sports Arena Blvd under the large electronic sign. Bring water!

If you can't make it to the daytime protest, a second opening day protest will be held Thurs. July 14 at 5:15 - 7 PM!

Protests will also be ongoing prior to the following performances:
Friday, July 15 at 11 AM, 7 PM
Saturday, July 16 at 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM
Sunday, July 17 at 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM
Come as often as you can!