• WRITE TO THE LA CITY COUNCIL: The city of LA is considering banning live markets. Click & paste our talking points & send them to the Council NOW!!

  • ENDORSEMENTS ARE OUT FOR NOVEMBER: Tap here to find our endorsements for your legislative districts.

  • NEWS RELEASE: PawPAC and Coalition Release Letter to Governor and Surgeon General on Wildlife Markets

  • 2020 ANIMAL LEG: In the midst of COVID & BLM, CA Leg has had extraordinary challenges. Most animal bills will be postponed to next year.

  • Grassroots lobbying plays an important role in seeing legislation pass. We need your help to contact legislators to pass humane laws.

  • PawPAC informs legislators and the public by raising awareness to animal issues and letting animal advocates know where the legislators stand.

  • More than 3000 bills have been introduced in the 2019 session with approximately 100 impacting animals.

  • For the animals.

2019-2020 Legislative Session

39 years of animal protection.

PawPAC is widely respected in the California State Legislature as effective in helping to elect candidates who will pass humane laws—through endorsements, contributions, and annual voting charts. PawPAC is unique by helping to make sure that the laws protect all animals, whether they are used in farming, entertainment or research, or make their home in the wild or with people.

Nothing is more powerful than the written word—especially when it's written in a law book! The lives of millions of animals can be affected overnight when new laws go into effect every January 1.


Capitol Alerts

From March through October, our monthly Capitol Alerts will inform you of pending legislation, with talking points to guide you in contacting your legislator. Click here to subscribe to PawPAC's Capitol Alerts.



PawPAC is unusual in that it has no paid staff and no office. It is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Our work is effective only when the public is informed, and this depends on every advocate. Would you like to volunteer to help us with this valuable work? Please see our volunteer application here.


Bill Summary

An extraordinary number of animal protection bills have been introduced in 2019, along with a handful of harmful ones. Please see our indexed bill summary here.


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Legislators of the Year

  • 2019: Ash Kalra

    Ash introduced six bills that would have a significant, positive impact on animals. Three of the bills were chaptered: AB 454, AB 948 & AB 1162.

  • 2018: Ben Allen & Richard Bloom

    Both legislators introduced multiple bills for animal protection. Ben Allen's SB 1041 to phase out drift gill nets was especially noteworthy.

  • 2017: Richard Bloom

    Richard Bloom's legislation addressed climate change, wildlife, and declared a state dinosaur for the first time.

CA Advocates

  • Try the CA Advocates system

    In 2019, the Legislature added a web portal for uploading advocacy letters. Your letter will follow the bill through each stage of the life of the bill, so that only one letter is needed. Register here.

  • Significant Dates

2020 Bills That Survived

  • AB 2152
  • AB 3030
  • SB 573
  • SB 587
  • SB 1044
  • SB 1175
  • AB 235
  • SB 1115