• Saving and protecting animals one law at a time
  • Saving and protecting animals one law at a time

    Animals have… No Choice. No Voice.
    No Vote

    Our website provides an extremely easy way for you to participate in giving animals a voice!


    SCIL is a leading political animal advocacy group founded to promote legislation that saves and protects animals in California and beyond. Since 2007, SCIL-sponsored bills have banned puppy mills, eliminated the sale of animal-tested cosmetics, and made it illegal to leave animals unattended in cars in extreme weather. By supporting socially conscious elected officials, engaging and empowering animal activists, and strategically partnering with other successful animal advocacy groups, SCIL’s list of life-saving bills continues to grow and be replicated in states across the country.

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    Simply provide us with a bit information about what bills you support and we’ll take care of submitting support letters on your behalf to our California state government.  


    Social Compassion in Legislation has sponsored the following bills that became law.

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    SB 573
    Pet Microchipping
    January 1, 2020
    Mandates that all pets leaving a shelter – whether adopted or reclaimed by owner be microchipped.
    AB 1260
    Ban on Exotic Skins
    February 21, 2019
    AB 1260 would add hippopotamus’, sharks, stingrays, and many reptiles to a list that already includes big cats, polar bears, dolphins, and other threatened or endangered species.
    SB 313
    Animals: prohibition on use in circuses
    February 15, 2019
    CA Senator Hueso joins Councilmember Koretz and celebrities at Los Angeles City Hall to announce legislation that would institute a statewide ban on traveling wild-animal exhibitions.
    AB 273
    Wildlife Protection Act of 2019
    January 24, 2019
    AB 273, as introduced, Gonzalez. Fur-bearing and nongame mammals: recreational and commercial fur trapping prohibition.  https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-prohibit-fur-trapping-20190124-story.html
    SB 1249
    California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act
    October 1, 2018
    The California Cruelty-free Cosmetic Act requires that cosmetics sold in California are not tested on animals by the manufacturer, their suppliers, nor any third party contracted by the manufacturer or…
    SB 1138
    Ensuring a Plant Based Meal Option
    October 1, 2018
    SB 1138 requires licensed California health care facilities and state prisons to make available plant-based meal options containing no animal products or by-products, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, or eggs.…
    AB 2445
    Public health: retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.
    July 20, 2018
    Existing law requires a pet store operator, as defined, to comply with laws governing, among other things, the care and sale of, animals in a pet store. Existing law prohibits,…
    SB 673
    Pet Lovers Plate
    October 14, 2017
    Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 673 Pet Lover’s Specialized License Plates , authored by Senator Josh Newman (D – Fullerton). SB 673 allows the funds generated from the…
    AB 485
    Pet Rescue and Adoption Act
    October 13, 2017
    A landmark bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown today. In addition to the ban, AB 485,…
    SB 1200
    Animal Cruelty/Training: Criminal Statistics
    August 29, 2016
    SCIL, in conjunction with Davey’s Voice Spearhead bill SB 1200 (Jackson) Animal Cruelty/Training: Criminal Statistics. This bill was created in response to the brutal murder of a puppy in Santa…
    HR 28
    Humane Education
    May 2, 2016
    This bill put the state of California on record that compliance with Education Code provisions should include educating students on the principles of kindness and respect for animals. It includes…
    S04327A/A 5956
    NY Dining with Dogs Bill
    November 5, 2015
    New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill, A.5956-C/S.4327-A, which would permit restaurants to allow pet dogs to accompany diners in outdoor dining areas, was…
    Specialized License Plates
    October 5, 2015
    This bill corrects a hole in existing law regarding a sponsoring agency delegating responsibilities to a nonprofit. It’s a technical glitch in current law that needed to be fixed for…
    ACR 56
    Official State Pet
    September 8, 2015
    This bill made the shelter pet the Official State Pet. Every year California euthanizes over 500,000 pets that end up in our overflowing shelters across the state. ACR 56, authored…
    AB 1965
    CA Dining With Dogs
    August 21, 2014
    AB 1965, Introduced by Assembly Member Yamada and sponsored by SCIL, made it legal for restaurants to offer areas for people to dine with their companion canines in California. For…
    AB 610
    Pet Lover’s Plate (time extension)
    May 3, 2012
    This bill provides the California Veterinary Medical Board extra time to collect 7,500 prepaid applications and fees in order to establish a special interest license plate.
    AB 2689
    Online Rabies Provision
    July 6, 2010
    SCIL assisted the City of Los Angeles with crafting language, and lobbying for AB 2689. The bill was signed into law and permits a city or county to specify the…
    SB 1806
    (Figueroa )
    Animals in Unattended Motor Vehicle
    September 22, 2006
    SB 1806 Authored by Senator Liz Figueroa and sponsored by SCIL went into law 1/2007. The law made it illegal to leave an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under…

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