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San Francisco Bans Fur Sales

With brands like Versace, Gucci, and Michael Kors who have banned fur in the recent months, it’s clear that this textile is not fashionable. (Photo: Carolina Herrera Fashion show)

San Francisco just became the largest city in the United States to ban fur sales. They are the third Californian city to make such an impactful decision, following West Hollywood and Berkeley.

The ban will officially be implemented on January 1, 2019, and retailers will have until January 2020 to sell all of their fur stock. This includes anything containing real animal fur, from coats to gloves to accessories.

“I hope that this inspires other cities and the country to take action. Certainly we need better federal regulations on fur farming,” said Katy Tang, the supervisor who pushed for the legislation. “There’s no humane way to raise an animal to peel its skin off.”

Will fur soon be out of business? It appears that fashion is headed that way as major fashion brands, including Versace, Gucci, and Michael Kors, have recently banned fur.

There are even countries who have banned fur farming altogether. Norway was one of the most recent countries to be added to that growing list, joining the United Kingdom, Austria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina among others.

Many animal rights activists are celebrating this huge ban, including the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

“San Francisco is a hub for innovation, and this ban on fur sales places the city as a leader of ethical fashion and new textiles,” said PJ Smith, senior manager of fashion policy for the HSUS.

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