Make New York City Fur Free!

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Los Angeles just followed San Francisco to become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale and manufacture of fur within the city. The unanimous city council vote set a historic precedent for other cities to go fur-free. It's time for New York City to follow suit. Here are some facts you should know about:

  • Each year, more than 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals, including foxes, seals, mink and even dogs, are raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild and killed for their pelts.
  • It takes 30-200 animals, depending on the type of animal, to make just one fur coat.
  • Animals such as minks are killed by gassing, violent neck breaking or poisoning; all slow grueling deaths.
  • Not only is barbaric animal cruelty a huge concern, but the production of fur is toxic. Millions of pounds of feces are produced each year and fur farm byproducts can leach into the waterways.

New Yorkers are better than this. We are smart. We are compassionate. And we love our animals. Not to mention that there are plenty of fur alternatives out there that look like the real thing and are just as warm. Top designers such as Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Versace, Michael Kors, and others have committed to going fur free, thus proving that New York doesn't need fur to remain one of the biggest fashion cities in the world.

Tell our city council and speaker Corey Johnson that it's time for NYC to go fur free! Please sign and share this petition today!