Urgent! Calls Needed Now To Help Advance 3 Bills In California Senate: Plant-Based Meal Options, CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act & The Iconic African Species Protection Act

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People in California are urged to contact their Senators today to help advance three crucial bills to the next step in becoming law.

SB 1138 – Plant-Based Meal Options

SB 1138, Food Options: Plant-Based Meals, which was introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner, would require licensed California healthcare facilities and state prisons to make available plant-based meal options containing no animal products or by-products, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, or eggs.

SB 1138 is sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation.

SB 1249 – CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

SB 1249, the CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, introduced by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after January 1st, 2020.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation are also the sponsors of SB 1249.

SB 1487 – Iconic African Species Protection Act

SB 1487, the Iconic African Species Protection Act, introduced by Senator Henry Stern, would ban the possession of any dead body part of an African elephant, African lion, leopard, black or white rhinoceros, giraffe, Jentink’s duiker, plains zebra, mountain zebra, hippopotamus, and striped hyena throughout the state. The exempts articles that are already possessed in the state at the time of enactment or if possessed by a bona fide education or scientific institution.

Social Compassion in Legislation is the sole sponsor of SB 1487.

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