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California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

Abused animals may soon have a voice in California in the form of a courtroom animal advocate. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D, Van Nuys) has introduced Assembly Bill AB 2645, also known as Riley's Law. This...
California Senator Introduces Bill to Shut Down SeaWorld

California Senator Introduces Bill to Shut Down SeaWorld

Senator Cathleen Galgiani has introduced a bill to ban the captivity of whales and dolphins in California. Senate Bill 1405, The Dolphin Protection Act, would make it “unlawful to hold, breed, import, or export a...
California Just Got a Vegan Lobby Group

California Just Got a Vegan Lobby Group

California now has a vegan lobby group. The California Plant Based Alliance (CPBA) is a new political advocacy group that aims to protect the rights of consumers as well as companies making vegan products. As...

This Popular Sausage Bar Just Went 100% Vegan

A meat-heavy Belgian-style sausage bar in San Francisco has gone completely vegan. Belga is now the plant-based restaurant Wildseed, which serves sustainable, healthy food. Owned by the Back of the House Restaurant Group, Wildseed sells...
The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

The Oldest Dairy Farm In California Is Now Growing Almonds Instead

California's oldest dairy farm Giacomazzi Dairy is ending its operations. It's turning its back on cows and looking to almonds instead. Giacomazzi Dairy has been in the dairy industry for 125 years. It is the...

Get High and Eat Vegan Food at Miley Cyrus’s New Restaurant

New vegan-friendly restaurant Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe has opened in Los Angeles. Founded by cannabis brand Lowell Herb Co. -- which has received investments from a number of celebrities including Miley Cyrus --...
California Passes Historic Ban on Alligator Skin Sales

California Passes Historic Ban on Alligator Skin Sales

Updated October 12, 2019. | California just added more exotic animal skins to an existing ban. The state initially passed a ban against the trade in 1970. However, since then, the exotic skins industry has...
California Senate Bans the Sale of Fur

California Bans the Sale of Fur

Updated October 12, 2019. | California just became the first state to ban the sale of fur. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the landmark bill into law today after it passed a Senate floor vote...
California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

California just became the first state to ban fur trapping. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 into law today, per the Los Angeles Times. The new legislation prohibits commercial and recreational...

California Dairy Farmers Are Switching to Almonds

Faced with milk's declining profitability, some California dairy farmers have "diversified" with almond groves over the past few years. Why Almonds? In California, one of the biggest dairy states in the country, some farmers have converted...
This College Is Hosting the First 100% Vegan Graduation

This College Is Hosting the First 100% Vegan Graduation

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, is preparing to host the first vegan graduation. To celebrate the graduation of 266 students, this May, the institute will serve more than 1,500 guests a...
This Supermarket Is the First to Have a Vegan Butcher Counter

This Supermarket Is the First to Have a Vegan Butcher Counter

Upscale California supermarket chain Bristol Farms is the first grocery store in the country to house a vegan butcher counter. The chain's newest store, which just opened in Yorba Linda, about 90 minutes outside of...

California Becomes Drought-Free, Attracts One Billion Butterflies

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...

California Aims to Be First State in American History to Ban Fur

(Updated July 09, 2019). California could soon become the first state in American history to ban fur, Now This reports. In February, Los Angeles became the largest city in the United States to ban the...
Horse Races Cancelled 'Indefinitely' at California Track

Major Horse Race Canceled Indefinitely After 21 Animal Deaths

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...
California Moves to Ban All School Dissection

California Moves to Ban All School Dissection

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...
Vegan School Lunches Coming to 6 Million California Students

6 Million California Students Will Soon Have Vegan Lunch Options

Updated July 5, 2019 | Healthy, climate-friendly vegan meals may soon be available to more than six million students in public schools throughout California. The new bill --introduced in February by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van...
L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Ban the Sale of Fur

L.A. City Council Bans the Sale of Fur

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...
Disneyland Crowned Most Vegan-Friendly Theme Park

Disneyland Crowned Most Vegan-Friendly Theme Park

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...
Disneyland Now Has a Vegan Craft Brewery

Disneyland Now Has a Vegan Craft Brewery

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...
Amazon Agrees to Stop Shipping Illegal Foie Gras to California Residents

Supreme Court Denies Reversal of California Foie Gras Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to reverse California's ban on foie gras. Producers of the fatty liver pâté - including Canadian nonprofit Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec, which represents...