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Since its founding in 1907, Marin Humane has been a leading voice when it comes to advocating for animals. It’s something ingrained in our DNA. We keep our finger on the pulse of important issues, collaborate with other advocates, lend our voice when needed, and lobby for change.


 

California’s new laws bring big wins for animals

Categories: Advocacy
This story originally appeared in the Marin Independent Journal on 10/28/19 By Brian Cooley California is often at the forefront of significant legislation, and when it comes to animal welfare, 2019 will long be remembered as the most important year for reducing animal cruelty in the state. A bevy of laws were passed that will …

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Shut it Down! Suspend horse racing at Santa Anita Park

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Horse Racing
The bodies are piling up. Twenty-nine horses have died at Santa Anita Park since Dec 26, in what appears to be an accelerating rate of death tolls. Despite the California Horse Racing Board’s recommendation to close for the few remaining days of the season, officials at Santa Anita Park refuse to do so, effectively gambling …

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Humane Lobby Day 2019

Categories: Advocacy
Since its inception in 1907, Marin Humane has advocated for animals. Its founder, San Anselmo resident Ethel Tompkins, demanded that the horses being used to transport heavy lumber were given adequate water and rest. Soon after, she opened the fledgling animal shelter — and advocacy continues to be a central tenant of the work of …

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AB 611 (Nazarian) – SUPPORT Open Letter

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Marin Humane supports Assembly Bill 611 to strengthen California’s law to protect animals from sexual abuse. We encourage you to contact your representatives via phone/email by March 19! March 14, 2019 The Honorable Reginald Jones-Sawyer Chair, Assembly Public Safety Committee 1020 N Street, Room 111 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: AB 611 (Nazarian) – SUPPORT Dear Honorable Reginald …

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California Foie Gras Ban Upheld – Again!

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From the passing of Proposition 2 in 2008 and the recent success of Proposition 12 in 2018, California has made great strides in the field of farm animal welfare. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a challenge to California’s ban on foie gras after years of legal wrangling since Gov. Schwarzenegger signed it into law …

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