California S.B. 252: A Bill to Save Countless Dogs and Cats

Frances Chrzan, July 14, 2021

S.B. 252, the Protection of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act was introduced by Senator Scott Weiner. This bill prohibits painful and unnecessary toxicological experiments on dogs and cats, unless required by another law. We support this legislation. 

July 14, 2021

The Latest Update: Bill Passes Assembly, 10–0

After passing the Full California Senate early last month, CA S.B. 252, the Protection of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act, went to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Because you followed through and contacted your Senators, on July 7th, this bill passed Assembly 10–0! A completely bipartisan vote!

The next step is the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet, but stay tuned. To make this bill a law, California dogs and cats need your voices. We’ll let you know when it’s time for you to speak up on their behalf next.

June 6, 2021

S.B. 252 Passes the Full California Senate, 30–1

To our dedicated California supporters: Thank you! Because your voices were loud, your voices were heard. S.B. 252, the Protection of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act, passed the full California Senate with a vote of 30–1.

This bill is monumental for animals—its passage will set the precedent for laws protecting dogs and cats used in experiments across the entire country.

No bill like this has ever been enacted into law, but the California legislature knows it’s important. They’re in the position to set a new standard.

This bill is now onto the Assembly for consideration and another hearing will likely be held at the end of June. We’ll keep you updated so that you can continue to use your voices, to change law, to set a standard, and to protect dogs and cats suffering in California labs.

Right now, you can stand up for more animals in labs.

Recent documents we uncovered reveal a baby monkey at the University of California, Davis died due to staff negligence. Sadly, this monkey isn’t the first to perish at UC Davis. Tell the USDA to enforce the law and fine UC Davis for these tragic and unnecessary infant primate deaths.

Learn More and Take Action