California becomes first US state to ban fur sales

California has officially become the first state in the US to ban the sale and production of real fur.

The law makes it illegal “to sell, offer for sale, exchange, or otherwise distribute furs for any consideration.” At the same time, it does not apply to fur products already in use. Fur items in this category can be sold in non-commercial thrift stores and second-hand stores.

“We are grateful to California for taking a stand against the cruel fur industry. After all, raising and killing animals just for the sake of a fur coat, hat or other product is archaic. Today, there are humane and more environmentally friendly alternatives,” said Jenny Berg, director of the California Humane Society USA.


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