Los Angeles City Fur Ban
The Ban on the Sales
and Manufacture of Fur
Animal Hope in Legislation spearheaded the introduction of a ban on the sale and manufacture of fur products within the City of Los Angeles. Appalled by brutal reality of the fur trade, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield introduced the measure which was co-authored by Councilmember Paul Koretz and seconded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.
If passed, the ban would prohibit the sale and manufacture of products such as shoes, handbags or clothing that are made in whole or in part of fur, with an exemption for used fur products. We are asking ALL members of city council to lend their support to this important measure.
The fur trade is a brutal industry where millions of animals such as foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoons, and chinchilla’s are killed every year. Most of these animals are raised on fur farms, where they are kept in cages, barely bigger than their bodies and confined to a life of misery. They live through intense stress and engage in psychotic behaviors like repetitive pacing, self-mutilation and cannibalism. They endure this life only to be killed in some of the most inhumane ways - electrocuted and stunned, some still alive as they are being skinned. They are submitted to this suffering solely for the sake of their fur.
As a fashion mecca and the second largest city in the United States, this measure will set an example of compassion to the rest of the country and the world to follow. Today there are countless varieties of fabric and fur alternatives. There is no need for this brutal industry, and Los Angeles should not support this cruelty. Other California cities with similar bans in place include West Hollywood, Berkley, and San Francisco.
Sign The FUR FREE LA Petition
Tell City Council to pass the Los Angeles City Fur Ban to put an end to the sale and manufacture of fur in our city. Evidence from investigations of fur farms throughout the world show major welfare concerns in the industry. Fur is so inhumane that its sale in Los Angeles makes us a party to the cruelty. Help us put an end to fur.