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California: The Golden State for Animals

Written by PETA | April 7, 2010
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The latest animal-friendly news from California makes me want to shout the state’s motto and make the big move ASAP.

First, the California Assembly overwhelmingly passed a law that would require that all fur products be labeled with the type of animal (or faux fabric) and the country of origin. This would close a loophole in federal law that allows clothing with less than $150 worth of fur to be sold without any label identifying it as real fur, and it will stop many people from mistakenly buying real fur when they intended to buy faux.

The fur labeling bill is now headed to the State Senate, so if you have the good fortune to live in California, please urge your state senators to vote for it.

And that’s not all! If you live in San Francisco, get ready to celebrate the city’s first Meat-Free Monday, aka “Veg Day.” San Francisco’s Board of super-savvy Supervisors approved a resolution that calls on the city’s restaurants, grocery stores, and schools to recognize the health and environmental benefits of meat-free meals. A plant-based diet also saves animals from the horrors of factory farming and slaughter.

For all you non-Californians, encourage your state and local politicians to follow California’s example and make a commitment to helping animals, the planet, and their constituents’ health. In the meantime, you can celebrate your own cruelty-free closet and table every day of the week.

California, here I come!

Written by Heather Faraid Drennan

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  • Laws says:

    nice move to save the nature n animals

  • Kurt K says:

    California leading the way? That is too funny. What is your budget deficit in California? 35 40 billion? Or is it more now? What ever California is doing I think other states need to do the exact opposite. But kudos on this fur thing. I really don’t like the fur industry.

  • laetitia says:

    I am french and I live in LA since three months. I can completely eat vegan even in a cow boy grill that is so amazing!!! I love this state

  • moo.lennon. says:

    alleluyah! i always say nothing good ever happens in cali! but this is great!but not enough.all the u.s. should have meatfree mondaysor just a veg country and ban fur… and stop animal testing. then all the trouble well be so far away…

  • Andre Inglis says:

    Cali is leading the path for America!

  • Gina says:

    California really is a beautiful caring state.

  • Megan says:

    I knew there was a reason I moved to NorCal ok so there are lots. Idaho just isn’t kind to animals or to treehugging vegetarians I had to get out. Cali may be an expensive place to live but at least I can grow organic veggies almost yearround there’s lots of veganfriendly places to eat and shop and my county banned GMOs. Progress starts here. People are definitely a lot more conscious in Cali. Hopefully the wave of change we’re starting spreads across the world…

  • brina says:

    YAYAYAY california!!!!!!! i live in CA this makes me proud D

  • Muffin says:

    Things like this make me proud to live Nor Cal. D

  • Caroline Kropka says:

    Emma You are indeed correct. If people saw that their socalled “fox fur” was really cat fur or dog fur they’d be put off furs “fur”ever.

  • NT says:

    we need Californians to move to other places and spread the love for animals…

  • emma says:

    i think if all manufactorers were made to clearly label what animal the fur has come from less people would wear it. i know it doesnt make a difference to me i wouldnt wear any of it. but people in general do find a difference between a mink or maybe a labrador!!!! i still think it would be better to ban it altogether.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    California is replete with animal lovers and vegetarians. Lamentably I don’t have the money to live comfortably in an ideal place like San Francisco. It’s a very animal fiendly city with many great meatless eateries.

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