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California Moves To Outlaw Fur Industry, To Be First Fur-Free State

by | December 6, 2018

In a celebrated move, a politician, Laura Friedman in California has proposed a bill that would ban the creation and sale of any new fur in the State, in effect making the fur industry in California obsolete. 

While many cities in the state have already placed similar measures in place to ban the sale of fur, a state-wide ban would see a big dent in the industry with the closure of farms in the State, hopefully affecting the billion dollar industry. 

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“California is one of the most progressive states in the country and a world leader in animal welfare,” said Friedman to Fox KTVU.  “Given the overwhelming evidence of inhumane practices in the fur industry and the availability of so many different options for warm and fashionable fabrics, we will not continue to be complicit in unnecessary cruelty.”

Fur Industry Backlash 

Many fashion houses have started to denounce the use of fur, listening to the overwhelming reaction of the public outcries of animal cruelty and outdated practice of wearing the skin and hair of another species. 

However, it is not limited to just the fashion fur industry, the metal workers have stopped investing employees retirement in the fur and porn industries. It appears as a species, we are starting to wake up and realize that exploiting humans and animals alike has no place in our society. 

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Julie Nealon

Associate Editor, USA | Contactable via Julie@raisevegan.com

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