West Hollywood Bans Fur Sales Throughout City

Posted by on September 22, 2011 | Permalink

The West Hollywood City Council yesterday voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur. A Fur Free West Hollywood campaign organiser Shannon Keith remarked: “West Hollywood’s ordinance banning the sale of fur is a historic step for the rest of the world, as it is the first city in the United States to pass such an ordinance. Cities like West Hollywood and communities all around the country are recognizing that the fur trade is barbaric, cruel and not fashionable”.

The ban makes West Hollywood the first city in the world to refuse to support caging or trapping animals or electrocuting, gassing, bludgeoning or hanging them and then ripping their skin off, sometimes while they are still conscious.

PETA supporter Corinna Milstein created the above short animation to remind everyone how rabbits are killed and made into clothing by the fur industry.

Folks in West Hollywood are well-known for their support of forward-looking legislation, so it didn’t come as any surprise that the City Council voted unanimously to ban sales of apparel made from animal fur.

Follow West Hollywood’s example by saying you will go fur-free!