These are just two of many groups doing wonderful work to protect animals and advocate on their behalf.
Once elected to City Council, I want to partner with them and other leaders to create policy that will ensure animals are treated with compassion and protected from inhumane treatment. Last year I stood in support of SB 313 The California Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, SB 202 The Animal Blood Donors Bill, SB 64 The Pet Microchipping Bill and AB 479 the Plant-Based Meal Options in Schools Bill among others. I have also spoken out against the horse-racing industry and the unnecessary deaths of racehorses. These are just a few examples of the types of policy I will recommend council support on and produce motions for city ordinances for issues on which the state is failing to act.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SUSAN:
"I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the rescues, shelter volunteers and anyone who lends their time for animals in need. Doing rescue work is not for the faint of heart. It's hard work and it's an emotional journey. Rescue operators and volunteers give their time, money, and heart every day to save animals from being harmed or killed. Your work is invaluable and you're making incredible progress. But the city of Los Angeles still has work to do - we can do better.
Once elected, I will start by calling for the immediate transfer of Billy the elephant, from the Los Angeles Zoo, to the sanctuary that is waiting for his arrival.
As a dog mom of two, I can't bear the thought of something happening to one of them. I feel compelled to do everything I can to protect the safety and well being of our animals.
I am not a "politician". I entered this arena because I want better for our city. I am not asking to be elected to city council as a stepping stone to other positions or with the hopes of becoming Mayor. My only goal in running for public office is to ensure that we get the representation that we're entitled to. We can only attain real representation by having city employees who understand the need to partner with community members to address and solve the issues we're facing. I know that the real experts are the people in our communities and by partnering with them, - WITH YOU - we can make powerful and positive changes, making life better and safer for all species.
We've all been told "I will not forget you once I'm elected". This promise is usually given by politicians who have their eye on the next power play. I can make you this promise because as a mom, I want my son to grow up knowing that your word is your bond, and when you see something wrong, it's up to us to take a stand and make it right."