This will be the best thing that happens to the animals in California. Five new bills that protect animals in different ways, but super important ways have been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and are now law.
The first bill passed in Senate Bill 879 which is also known as PET Act ( Prohibiting Extraneous Testing) will ends unnecessary toxicological testing for pesticides, chemical substances and other products on dogs and cats.
Scott Wiener (D-SF) who introduced the bill says that Animal testing that has no scientific value and causes terrible pain and suffering is inhumane, unnecessary and cruel. He said that in a statement which was released by his office to NBC Bay Area.
It was another win for animal rights activists across the country including those who were able to rescue over 4000 beagles from a research facility in Virginia. They were used for testing and mistreated.
For the businesses that board animals Assembly Bill 1648 was also passed. It requires kennel owners to have a disaster evacuation plan in place before they can cooperate.
California’s unhoused population the passing of Senate Bill 774, it will make the emotional support dog certification process easier for them.
And also, it is now officially “theft” to steal or take someone’s pet after Assembly Bill 1290 was signed by Governor Newsom.
Lastly, with Assembly Bill 2723 microchip registration requirements for dogs and cats will be expanded to better help those who have lost a pet.
The Governor mentioned that he is proud to sign the legislation and we have to protect the pets. And he also says that we should end the cruel and unnecessary testing on dogs and cats. So the Golden State, Congratulations on the good news.