Los Angeles to Ban Sale of Fur
Los Angeles is on track to become the fourth city in California to ban the sale of fur, following San Francisco earlier this year.
According to the Independent:
“Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft legislation banning the manufacture and sale of fur clothing and accessories.”
In order for the draft bill to be enacted, it must “gain final approval by the council and then be signed by the mayor, Eric Garcetti.”
If enacted, the ban would go into effect in January and would allow retailers to sell off their existing products by 2020.
Supporters of the ban also hope that it will inspire other major fashion capitals of the world to take note. Councillor Paul Koretz, a sponsor of the measure, stated:
“Los Angeles is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and if we can do it here, we can do it anywhere. We hope that New York City and Chicago and Miami are all watching.”