New state law addresses who gets Fido in a divorce

Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Other, Volunteers
When spouses go through a divorce, there is a division of their “community property” — the items and assets they have acquired during their marriage. And the dispute over who gets the couple’s pet(s) — like that over who gets the children — is often contentious and emotional. In order to limit the chance that the interests of pets …

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Yes on Prop. 12!

Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Other, Volunteers
Can you imagine sitting in the middle seat of an airplane for the rest of your life, not even being able to get up, ever? How about being stuck in a crowded elevator with 12 strangers and never able to leave? Sadly, that’s what it’s like today for millions of egg-laying hens, veal calves and …

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This November, vote YES on 12!

Categories: Advocacy
It’s cruel and inhumane to lock animals in tiny cages for their whole lives. It causes extreme suffering and increases food safety risks. Farm animals and California consumers deserve protection from such inhumane and substandard products in the marketplace. Many other states and food retailers have adopted cage-free standards—it’s time for California to follow suit. …

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The Introvert’s Guide to Animal Advocacy: Phone Calls

Categories: Advocacy
Woman with cellphone
Chances are, you’ve come across plenty of requests to contact your elected official about an issue you care about. Growing up in Europe, I wasn’t used to the concept. I’m just supposed to call up a politician and share my opinion with them? What if they get annoyed, or worse… ask some pointed questions I …

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We Did It! Signature goal surpassed.

Categories: Advocacy
The Prevent Cruelty California campaign has surpassed the 600,000 signature goal needed to qualify the historic farm animal initiative for the November ballot. This measure would prohibit the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole …

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