The U.S. National Drought Mitigation Centre has declared California, also known as The Golden State, drought-free for the first time since December 2011. The change is attracting record numbers of butterflies, much to the delight of locals. In an entry published on the center’s Twitter account, the side-by-side comparison of the state shows the rating […]
An investigation into the deaths of 21 racing horses has led to an “indefinite” pause on horse racing at the popular Santa Anita track in Southern California. “The move was made so that experts could continue to study the track surface in the hopes of finding out what has caused the sudden dramatic rise in racing […]
California may ban all school dissections, thanks to new legislation. Assembly memer Ash Kalra introduced today AB-1586, the Replacing Animals in Science Education (RAISE) Act. The bill, co-sponsored by the non-profit organizations PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), Social Compassion in Legislation, and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), would replace animal dissections […]
In a milestone victory for animal rights activists around the world, Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur. The new ordinance, backed today by the City Council, as reported by the LA Times. The Tuesday vote was not unanimous, so the law will come back to […]
Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, has been crowned America’s Most Vegan-Friendly Amusement Park. The theme park, which is the only one that was designed and completely built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, received the title from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. “Once upon […]
California’s Disneyland theme park just opened its first craft-beer taproom. The venue, operated by the Ballast Point brewery, serves up plant-based food and a wide range of vegan beer. A 4,000 sq. ft. glass-enclosed bar and restaurant and a 3,000 sq. ft. outdoor beer garden make up the family-friendly venue, according to a press release. Guests […]