San Diego-based public-interest attorney Bryan Pease, co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League, is running for San Diego City Council in District 1. Pease, a devoted animal-rights activist, has been involved with several landmark legislative victories, including the passage of the California Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which banned gestation crates and battery cages on California farms. Pease is running on a democratic platform in a campaign he says “will be entirely grassroots and funded on a shoestring budget.” In addition to his continued efforts to advocate for animal-welfare issues, Pease identified his political priorities as “environmental protection, governmental transparency, and fiscal responsibility.”
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