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August 22, 2013

Speak up in Support of the Swap Meet and Mountain Lion Bills NOW!

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GREAT NEWS from California lawmakers! Two crucial animal welfare bills have passed either the Assembly or the Senate in the past week, so they will be headed to the governor's desk very shortly. With these bills in the home stretch, it's time for you to make sure that Governor Brown hears your voice and sides with the animals!

The first bill is the Sale of Animals at Swap Meets Act (AB 339), which has been spearheaded by Born Free USA and just passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority. It would prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets unless minimum standards of animal welfare are met, which helps prevent the suffering of animals and reduce public health and safety risks.

The second is the Mountain Lions Act (SB 132), which just passed the Assembly. It would require officials to use nonlethal procedures when removing a mountain lion that poses an imminent threat to public health or safety. These nonlethal measures take the place of trapping, which causes immense agony to animals as it mutilates or kills them.

After a concurrence vote, both of these bills are headed for the governor's desk. Governor Brown needs to hear why you support this crucial legislation so that he signs it into law without delay!

For the animals,

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