CA LEGISLATURE forms animal rights caucus!

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Feb 04, 2010


SACRAMENTO — The California State Legislature has formed the first-ever Caucus formed solely to push an animal rights agenda, pressured by the Humane Society of the United States.

In a move that further validates California as the front line in the nationwide fight to protect the future of hunting, the California State Legislature has laid claim to the first ever Caucus formed solely to push an animal rights agenda.  

According to a press release issued by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the new “Animal Protection Caucus” — co-chaired by Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter), Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), Assembly Member Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), and Assembly Member Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) — will serve to highlight important issues affecting animals and to educate legislators and their staff on the need for “sensible” animal protection legislation.

This bold move by certain members of the California Legislature and the animal rights community clearly demonstrates their focus on California and their increased priority of passing legislation in our state that directly challenges Californians freedom to hunt.

“Although it may be unfathomable, hunters and other conservationists have just been served serious notice that California will now face even greater challenges to our outdoor traditions,” stated California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) President, Bill Gaines.

California’s outdoorsmen and women need to ensure their voice is loud and united in the halls of the State Capitol by supporting the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) and COHA’s Political Action Committee (COHA PAC).  

“We need all sportsmen and women to unite with COHA and help meet this challenge by joining COHA and COHA PAC at,” said Gaines.

COHA PAC funds are only used to help elect pro-hunting candidates for statewide public office.

To view the HSUS press release, go to

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