Berkeley Bans Sale of Fur Products
Berkeley has become the second city in the United States to ban the sale of fur products. According to CBS SFBayArea, on Tuesday April 4, Berkeley City Council members voted on and approved the legislation, which was sponsored by Councilman Kriss Worthington and spearheaded by the Berkeley Coalition for Animals, resulting in the city-wide ban of fur sales.
Jay Quigley, the founding member of the Berkeley Coalition for Animals, stated:
“The millions of poor foxes, rabbits, minks and other animals who are bred for their fur typically spend their entire lives in cages barely bigger than their bodies. Then they’re slaughtered by gassing, neck-breaking or electrocution. This brutal industry is radically inconsistent with Berkeley’s values.”
According to CounterPunch, “the city council passed the motion by a vote of 6-3,” with those voting against the legislation doing so because they believed “the ban should be more robust.” Berkeley joins West Hollywood–which passed similar legislation in 2013–and becomes the second city in the United States to prohibit the sale of fur.
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