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Lawmakers in California and New York to introduce legislation to ban wet markets and exotic wildlife trafficking to reduce future pandemic risk and prevent mass extinction

Sacramento, CA – April 13, 2020 – On the heels of a bipartisan Congressional coalition’s letter to the World Health Organization and other intergovernmental bodies urging a worldwide ban on live animal or “wet” markets, legislators in California and New York have announced plans to ban such wet markets in their respective states. The bills […]

Posted inCalifornia

AB 733 to End the Use of Live Fish to Test Water Quality Clears First Committee Vote

SACRAMENTO, March 26, 2019  –Today, AB 733, authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials by a unanimous vote of 7-0. Co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, AB 733 would end the use of massive numbers of fish in hazardous waste […]

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