October 16, 2019
California just became the first state to ban animal fur products from being sold, manufactured, offered for sale, displayed for sale, traded, donated, or distributed. The bill, presented by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman last December, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday.
Animals like coyotes, foxes, rabbits, mink, and chinchillas are victims of the fur industry. These animals are slaughtered by being gassed, electrocuted, or beaten and sometimes their fur is intentionally mislabeled by manufacturers.
“It is deeply immoral for animals to suffer miserable lives and painful deaths just to end up as a bobble hat or coat trim," says Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International. "This ban sends a powerful message to the fur trade that its business model is unethical and its days are numbered.”
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