A big victory for animals!
A year after Los Angeles banned the sale of animal fur, through nearly 8000 PETA supporters that wrote to their representatives in support of the ban, the entire state of California has followed.
On October 11, governor Gavin Newsom approved bill AB 44, making it illegal to sell, donate, or manufacture new fur products in the state.
“California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur,” said Gavin Newsom in a statement.
The law prohibits the sale or making of clothes, shoes, handbags or key chains, derived from fur animals. The law exempts used products, or items used for religious or tribal purposes. Over more it excludes the sale of leather, cowhides, deer, sheep, and goat skin, dog and cat fur and anything preserved through taxidermy.
Assembly bill 44 will go into effect on January 1st 2023.
Violators will be charged up to 1000 USD for multiple violations.
Countries with fur-farming bans:
Serbia, Luxembourg, Norway, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium
Countries with importation and sales bans:
India, New Zealand, Sao Paulo(Brazil)
Countries with partial bans:
Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary
Countries with stricter regulations:
Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany
Who will be next?