Just passed! Los Angeles will be the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur. The city council has voted unanimously to move forward.
The motion by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, co-presented by Councilmember Paul Koretz and seconded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, will prohibit the sale of products such as apparel and accessories made in whole or in part of fur, including coats, handbags, shoes, hats, and jewelry. The ban will take effect 24 months after final language is passed.
Statement from Marc Ching, founder and CEO of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, which lobbied for the legislation following undercover investigations into the fur trade:
“Los Angeles has taken an ethical and moral stand that cruelty to animals is not acceptable. The fur ban is not just about creating an awareness about animal welfare – it is about creating a more humane community, about being in line with this city’s values.”
Statement from Councilmember Bob Blumenfield:
“It’s 2018 – there’s no excuse for being complicit in this inhumane and unnecessary trade. With this vote we are telling the world that Angelenos care about animal welfare. Thanks to Councilmember Paul Koretz and Marc Ching from Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation for partnering in this effort and helping galvanize so many voices. We will continue to be a leader in animal welfare efforts and must work with other cities and states until this vile practice is ended across our nation.”