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California Becomes the First State to Ban Fur Sales

Posted on October 17 2019

California Becomes the First State to Ban Fur Sales

California says goodbye to animal fur products! A celebration occurred over the span of the last weekend as Californians came together to rejoice in their latest victory. On Friday October 11th 2019, history was made as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that officially makes California the first US state to prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur items.

 According to Harmeet Kaur of CNN, this bill applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes, and other items made with fur. Effective as of January 2023, the new law makes it illegal to sell, donate, and manufacture new fur products in California. This bill would not exist without the hard work and effort of nearly 8,000 PETA supporters who wrote to their representatives to ban fur sales. Supporters and activists all around the world are extremely thrilled to see California become the first fur free state in the US.

 The Humane Society of the United States made a statement praising the State of California and stated that the death and suffering of over 100 million animalsworldwide each year are the tragic result of the fur industry. PETA is confident that California’s progressive lead will positively influence the rest of the US to also ban fur sales. Faux fur is the future, and Faux Addict is the place to shop for all your faux fur needs!!

 Written by Katie Teresi