Just this past week, the LA City Council unanimously voted to draft an ordinance to ban the sale of fur in the city. This would make Los Angeles the largest city to ban the sale of fur. West Hollywood, Berkeley, and San Francisco have already banned fur sales.
Now the proposal will head to the desk of Mayor Eric Garcetti for his approval. If he approves it, it would be a two year phase-in period for the change to take effect.
The process of harvesting fur is not pretty, to say the least. In many cases, animals are kept in cramped cages and then anally electrocuted or drowned, and are skinned (sometimes still alive and screaming). It can be a very cruel, inhumane practice. Also, totally unnecessary when it comes to style, as there are plenty of faux fur options available that look exactly like real fur. You can shop an amazing faux fur selection here.
PJ Smith, Senior Manager of Fashion Policy for the Humane Society International’s US affiliate, said: “Los Angeles’s decision to ban fur sales, along with recent fur-free announcements from well-known fashion brands and retailers — including Burberry, Gucci, Versace and Net-a-Porter – should make it clear that the future of fashion is fur-free.”
What do you think of this decision? Do you support the LA City Council?