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California Officially Outlaws Using 'Redskins' As Mascots For All Public Schools!

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Great work, California!

The Golden State has become the first in the nation to completely ban the use of 'Redskins' as a mascot for any public school sports team, with a bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown (pictured above) on Sunday.

Related: Washington Redskins' Name Deemed Offensive, Could Become The Washington Bravehearts?

The ban comes in direct relation to the ongoing controversy surrounding the NFL's Washington Redskins, and that team's refusal to change their mascot, which Native American advocacy groups and allies have continually said is racist and cruel.

With California's ban, the state joins communities — like Houston, Texas and Madison, Wisconsin — in ridding themselves of the racially insensitive term in the public realm surrounding sports and mascots.

California's bill, Assembly Bill 30, also known as the California Racial Mascots Act, prohibits public schools from using 'Redskins' for athletic mascots or nicknames beginning on January 1, 2017.

Governor Brown said of the bill, and other legal moves on racial issues:

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Puppy Farming Outlawed In Ireland

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As of New Year's Day, puppy farming is now illegal in Ireland.

The government enacted two new laws, hoping to protect doggies all over the island.

They are the Welfare of Greyhounds Act and the Dogs Breeding Establishments Act.

The laws will control breeders and make sure dogs are taken proper care of.

Ireland was once known as the puppy farm capital of Europe, and now, if any breeder does anything less than humane to a dog, they will face severe penalties.

What a great puppy saving law.

Everywhere should take a page out of their book.

[Image via WENN.]

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