Ban on manufacturing and sale of animal fur product in US state, California is the first country. Residents will no longer be able to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags from fur as 2023. The move has been celebrated by animals’ right group which have been calling for a ban for some time. The bill also signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, banning most animals from circus shows, except cats, dogs and horses.
In the statement of Mr Newsom, “California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur”. Leather, cowhides and full skin of deer, sheep and goats not included in the ban, said by the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Also, it does not apply to stuffed animals.
“We applaud Gov Newsom and the state’s lawmakers for recognizing that California citizens do not want their state’s markets to contribute to the demand for fur products,” a statement from Humane Society USA said. But the decision was criticised by the Fur Information Council‘s spokesman Keith Kaplan. He claimed it was part of a “radical vegan agenda using fur as the first step to other bans on what we wear and eat.”