Animal Hope in Legislation
Started 3 petitions
Demanding The Closure of Live Animal Markets in China
We are demanding the closure of live meat markets. Since China has contained the spread of, and has not reported any new COVID-19 cases - live meat markets have reopened. It is believed COVID-19 started with a bat or pangolin in a live meat market, where it first infected humans through blood transfer. These markets have no refrigeration or sanitation protocols. Live animals fester in pools of water or in cages, multiplying bacteria and viruses. Due to poor sanitation and no oversight, diseases manifest in food processing areas or on makeshift kill floors. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on different countries throughout the world. We have a chance to educate, and to learn from our past mistakes and experiences. This petition is asking the Trump Administration to put pressure on the Chinese Government, demanding these live markets be shut down to ensure safety of all animals, domesticated and wild. Markets where dogs and cats are tortured and killed. Where frogs, snakes and turtles are kept live in pools of water. Where bats, mink, chickens, civets and pangolins are slaughtered. Though the Chinese government has made the decision to ban wildlife trade, it isn’t enough. All animals including dogs and cats must be included in this ban.
Bring Plant Based Meals to California Schools!
Bring Plant-Based Meals to California Schools! Ask the California Legislature to vote YES on AB 479. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has introduced landmark legislation incentivizing K-12 public schools across the state to offer plant-based lunch options. AB 479 - The Plant Based School Option (Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act) will increase access to healthy and climate-friendly plant based food for children across California schools. The bill is co-sponsored by Animal Hope in Legislation, Friends of the Earth, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Social Compassion in Legislation. This important piece of legislation provides a choice for children, increasing access to healthy foods, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on animal welfare as well as the environment. The National School Lunch Program serves lunches to 30.3 million students a day. Replacing some of these meals with plant based options significantly reduces our dependency on meat, and other products made through the exploitation of animals. Some of these children and their families depend solely on the meals provided to them through their schools. Nationally, about 1 in 5 school-aged children is obese and nearly 1 in 4 teens has diabetes or prediabetes. Highly processed foods like chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and hamburgers should not be the only options available to those within the school system. If prisons and hospitals can offer plant based options, the least we can do is give the youth that same right. Please sign and share this petition. Asking legislators support AB 479!
The California State Fur Ban - Make California Fur Free!
Make California Fur Free - The California State Fur Ban. State Assembly Member Laura Friedman recently introduced a measure to ban the sale and manufacture of fur products within the State of California. The legislative piece was brought to the assemblymember by Animal Hope in Legislation, Marc Ching, and Cheri Shankar. The effort is spearheaded and co-sponsored by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Animal Hope in Legislation, and the Humane Society of the United States. If passed, the ban would prohibit the sale and manufacture of products such as shoes, handbags, clothing, or trinkets that are made in whole or in part of fur, with an exemption for used fur products. The issue has been assigned to the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committees. WE ARE URGING THE LEGISLATURE TO VOTE YES ON AB 44 The fur trade is a brutal industry where millions of animals such as foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoons, and chinchilla’s are killed every year. Most of these animals are raised on fur farms, where they are kept in cages, barely bigger than their bodies and confined to a life of misery. They live through intense stress and engage in psychotic behaviors like repetitive pacing, self-mutilation and cannibalism. They endure this life only to be killed in some of the most inhumane ways - electrocuted and stunned, some still alive as they are being skinned. They are submitted to this suffering solely for the sake of their fur. This measure is life changing, and seeks to set an example of compassion for the rest of the country and the world to follow. Today there are countless varieties of fabric and fur alternatives. There is no need for this brutal industry, and California should not support this cruelty. That is why we are urging all members of the California Legislature to pass this important measure that would change the future of fur products and save countless animals.