California: One More Step to End Sales of Puppy Mill Animals
UPDATE: On Oct. 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 485 into law, making California the first state to ban retail sale of puppy mill animals. Thank you to everyone who took action to support this important law.
THIS ACTION IS ONLY FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
We need you to call Governor Brown today and urge him to sign the bill. Please call him at (916) 445-2841 and simply say:
Hello! I’m a constituent from [Your City] and I want to urge Governor Brown to sign AB 485 to protect both animals and consumers in California from the puppy mill industry. Thank you for your time.
You can also send an email to Leg.firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to (916) 558-3160.
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