Goat vibrations: Animals teach surfers in California

PISMO BEACH – On an inflatable surfboard in prime California waters, first-time surfers Ms Rebekah Abern and Ms Elizabeth French paddle out to catch a wave under the watchful eye of their unusual instructor: Chupacabrah, a small black goat. This one-year-old ruminant is an integral part of their lesson on Pismo Beach, effortlessly demonstrating the […]

United States: Animal welfare under the judicial spotlight – California issued new guidance for food industry following Supreme Court’s recent ruling on California’s Proposition 12

In brief California’s Proposition 12 (Prop 12) establishes new standards for confinement of certain farm animals, including egg-laying hens, veal calves, and breeding pigs.1 Under the law, it is illegal to participate in the commercial sale (including by restaurant and other food service establishments) if the business owner or operator knows or should know that […]

Supreme Court weighs California foie gras ban appeal

WASHINGTON − Sometimes the same issue crops up again and again on the Supreme Court’s docket − Obamacare, for instance, or immunity for police officers accused of excessive force. And sometimes the issue is foie gras. More than a decade after California banned the sale of the French delicacy because it is made by force-feeding […]

California poaching crew busted by Fish and Wildlife in tag reprinting scheme

Six people are in custody and a seventh is being sought by authorities after California Fish and Wildlife game wardens busted an alleged poaching ring that spanned several years and involved the cooperation of a local grocery market. They’re called the E-Bike Crew, a group of six men who are believed responsible for dozens of […]

Pressure builds to fully reopen OC Animal Care to the public

TUSTIN, Calif. (KABC) — Calls to fully reopen OC Animal Care to the public are getting louder. The shelter has been operating under an appointment-only system since the start of the pandemic. County residents and volunteers believe that’s leading to less adoptions and more animals being euthanized. “Right now, the appointment system is very cumbersome,” […]

California animal shelters send pleas for help amid struggles with inflation

Check out what’s clicking on Animal shelters in California, like many Americans, are struggling financially as inflation continues to climb and are asking for additional support. U.S. inflation increased to 8.2% in September compared to the same time in 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The Valley Animal Center in Fresno and […] | Adoptober at Castaic Animal Care Center, Cats $13 Until Oct. 31

Event Chairs Jenny and Tim Ketchepaw invite you to ring in the holiday season at the 20th Annual Festival of Trees, benefitting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 54 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, […]

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