Earlier this week, Los Angeles City Council, led by council members Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell, unanimously voted to ban the sale and manufacturing of fur.
BREAKING: Fur is going to be history in #LosAngeles! The L.A. City Council just voted to ban the sale and manufacturing of fur by 2020, making it the largest city in the U.S.—and the world—to go fur-free ❤️ https://t.co/xsAkgvEuVg pic.twitter.com/IuZCRtUIed
— PETA ? (@peta) September 18, 2018
The city will be joining two other Californian cities, San Fransisco and Berkeley, and many other luxury brands in going fur-free. Over the last 12-months, brands like Gucci, Michael Kors and Burberry have committed to no longer manufacturing items fur items for their collections. Just last week, London Fashion Week announced that they would be completely fur-free for the first time in history.
Animal rights organisation, PETA released a statement on their website about the outcome: “Today’s decision was a powerful one. When Los Angeles speaks, the world listens, and it’s now the largest and most notable city to tell the world that “fur is dead”—but it’s not the only major city to take a stand.”
CBS LA reported that the motion still has to be drafted by the attorney’s office and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Once passed, the ban on fur in Los Angeles won’t be law for another two years, giving manufacturers and distributors enough time to clear out their inventory.
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