California should ban laboratories from using shelter animals for experiments
That’s why, together with the State Humane Association of California, Cruelty Free International has spearheaded a bill (AB 2269) to ban pound seizure in California once and for all. This week the bill passed the California Assembly with 70 votes in favor and 0 opposed! The bill now moves to the California Senate. Pound seizure erodes the very core of a shelter's purpose – to care for animals in need, find new homes for homeless animals and to reunite families with lost companions. This is why animal shelters across the California have rejected pound seizure. We think it is time for California state law to match common practice, modern standards, and public expectation by officially prohibiting pound seizure, strengthening protection for shelter animals and setting an example for other states to follow. Please make a donation to help fund our life-saving work for animals.