TPA is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1062 (Lara), which will help protect elephants from abuse. Co-sponsored by the Oakland Zoo (a long-time TPA client) and The Humane Society of the United States, SB 1062 will prohibit the use of a bull hook and other barbaric devices to train or control elephants.
Under the leadership of Dr. Joel Parrot, the Oakland Zoo has been a champion of shaping public policy to protect endangered animals, as evidenced by this legislative achievement.
Thank you as well to Senator Ricardo Lara for sponsoring the legislation, and to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.
And last but not least, thank you to TPA Northern California Senior Director Niccolo De Luca for helping shepherd this bill from vision into legacy.