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 Please Support PawPAC's Bill 

Please support AJR 26!  

AJR 26, sponsored by PawPAC, is a bipartisan resolution to protect California wild horses and burros, introduced by Luz Rivas (AD 39) and Marie Waldron (AD 75).  The resolution calls for a moratorium on roundups, and adherence to the tenets of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.  Please write or call Assemblywoman Rivas' office to support AJR 26.  The office also has a fact sheet available upon request.

AJR 26: Support
Staff Contact:  Florencio Vaca


 New Bills: Short List 

CA Leg has introduced 2394 bills so far in 2020.  Some new bills may emerge in the next few weeks and beyond, but among those we have, we recommend the following bills as a guide for your own short action list.  Some bills are already heading to committee.  Please write to us about any of these issues—we value your feedback!


 AB 2607 Mathis:
 Would create an ombudsperson for the Department of Fish and Wildlife to handle complaints confidentially and exempt them from public view.


  1. Submit your letter
  2. Call your Assemblymember to OPPOSE


 AJR 26 Luz Rivas:
From PawPAC.  Calls for a moratorium on wild horse roundups. —> Submit your letter!  

 SB 54 Allen &  AB 1080 Gonzalez: Would require all single-use packaging and products to be recyclable or compostable by 2030. —> Inactive file at this time.

 AB 2002 Kalra: Would divest of products tied to deforestation. —> Submit your letter  

 SB 1405 Galgiani: Would ban keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for display, entertainment or performance (awaiting committee assignment).  

 SB 1175 Stern: Would ban trophy hunting of specific African species.  Referred to Sen NRW.  —> Submit your letter  

 AB 2117 O'Donnell: Requires pet stores to sell only dogs and cats from public shelters.  Referred to Asm B&P.  —> Submit your letter

 SB 1372 Monning & Stern: Would create a wildlife connectivity plan by removing barriers and creating corridors (awaiting committee assignment).  


 AB 2645 Nazarian:  Would provide a court-appointed advocate to represent an abused or neglected animal.  Called "Desmond's Law," seven other states are considering this progressive legislation.  It's significant because it would set a precedent for elevating an animal's status from property to individual with rights.    —> Submit your letter !  

 SB 1041 Hueso: Would ban hunting deer with dogs
—> Set for hearing in Sen NRW on March 24.
  1. Submit your letter (due March 17 by 5pm).
  2. Call your Assemblymember to support

 AB 2059 Kamlager: Would ban chemical toxicity testing on dogs (hearing in Asm JUD March 10).  —> Submit your letter

 AB 1788 Bloom: Would ban the use of rodenticides in wildlife habitat areas (carried over from 2019; awaiting committee assignment this year).


For more bills, visit the PawPAC site in the current bills section.  Committee hearing dates will be scheduled soon.  You can track the bills directly from the CA Leg website.  Here's a link to track AJR 26, and you can register from the page there.


 PawPAC at Vegfest LA this May 3 

We'll have a table at Vegfest LA on Sunday, May 3 at Woodley Park in Lake Balboa (San Fernando Valley) from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  We'll have our 2020 endorsement list there.  Come and visit to discuss the General Election, the bills, etc. etc!  

 Of Interest 

Wild Horses
The federal wild horse issue continues to escalate with a toxic amendment set to derail the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act.  The amendment, by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), would allow unchecked roundups and sterilizations.  Visit this page and search for the words "
shall not apply to--" to read for yourself.


Call and write your representatives to tell them you are OPPOSED to the wild horse roundups.

          Find your U.S. representatives



 Thank You for Your Support 

Thank you for your contributions and notes of support.  PawPAC will contribute to campaigns of candidates who demonstrate their advocacy for animals, but we can't do it without you.  Candidates are more sensitive to the issues we voice when we support them.  Please consider volunteering, or share our work with a friend and ask them to contribute.  Time and money are the animals' two greatest assets.

For the animals,

René Rowland, Chair

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