The Los Angeles City Fur Ban - Make Los Angeles Fur Free!
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Make LA Fur Free - The Los Angeles City Fur Ban.
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield recently introduced a measure to ban the sale and manufacture of fur products within the City of Los Angeles. The motion was co-presented by Councilmember Paul Koretz and seconded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. The effort was spearheaded by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and Animal Hope in Legislation
If passed, the ban would prohibit the sale and manufacture of products such as shoes, handbags or clothing that are made in whole or in part of fur, with an exemption for used fur products. The issue has been assigned to the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committees.
We are urging that the motion be heard and approved in committee, asking ALL members of city council to lend their support to this important measure.
The fur trade is a brutal industry where millions of animals such as foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoons, and chinchilla’s are killed every year. Most of these animals are raised on fur farms, where they are kept in cages, barely bigger than their bodies and confined to a life of misery. They live through intense stress and engage in psychotic behaviors like repetitive pacing, self-mutilation and cannibalism. They endure this life only to be killed in some of the most inhumane ways - electrocuted and stunned, some still alive as they are being skinned. They are submitted to this suffering solely for the sake of their fur.
As a fashion mecca and the second largest city in the United States, this measure is life changing, and seeks to set an example of compassion for the rest of the country and the world to follow. Today there are countless varieties of fabric and fur alternatives. There is no need for this brutal industry, and Los Angeles should not support this cruelty. Other California cities with similar bans in place include West Hollywood, Berkley, and San Francisco.
That is why we are urging all members of the city council to support Councilmembers Blumenfield, Ko retz and O’Farrell, and pass this important measure that would change the future of fur products and save countless animals.
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