California Becomes The First State In The US To Ban Animal Fur Products

California might become the first state in the United States that will ban the purchase, sale and manufacture of fur, of wild animals.

Also, California came together with New Jersey and Hawaii for banning different animals for entertainment and circus performances, except for horses, dogs and cats. Violating this law may lead to a fine of $25,000.

On October the 13th, the governor Gavin Newsom signed a few bills. The manufacture and sale of shoes, belts, handbags and clothes with fur must be ceased by 2023.

Mr.Newsom also said:

When it comes to animal welfare, California is a leader and today that relationship also includes, banning the fur from sale.

This is one of the biggest steps against inhumane practices towards wild animals, which also contributes to their endangerment.

The Ethical Treatment of Animals lauded both of the new laws, and the vice-resident of it, Tracy Reiman, reported:

This day will be the historic day for all animals in California, including the ones who have been whipped to perform in circuses, or skinned alive for the fur, or the skin.

A report from the Humane Society USA said:

We applaud governor Newsom and California’s lawmakers for recognizing that the state citizens don’t want their state’s markets to contribute to the demand for the fur products.

While the law stays flawless, it faced repercussions from the US fur industry. 

The fur boycott will at present permit items utilized for strict or innate purposes, just as the clearance of calfskin, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin, and some other skin safeguarded through taxidermy. 

Infringement of the law may cost a fine of $1000. Style planners including Gucci, Versace, and Giorgio Armani have halted or vowed to quit using fur. 

Last May, design house Prada reported that from its spring-summer 2020 line, it would quit using fur. Besides, the UK’s Selfridges plans to boycott the clearance of colorful creature skins from February 2020.

As indicated by Cassie King from Direct Action Everywhere, ordinary individuals need to see the animals sheltered and safe against cruel practices. Then again, rivals of the law keep up that it will create an underground black market.

Keith Kaplan, the Fur Information Council of America, reported that the legalization is a ‘radical vegan agenda’ only trying to control what people should eat or wear.

Sources:
truththeory.com
bbc.com
theguardian.com

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