August 12, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in Country to Ban Fur

Fur likely illegal by 2020

By Sam Catanzaro

With warm temperatures year-round, rarely is wearing fur a necessity in Southern California. Still, fur fashion accessories remain a popular item of clothing for many here, but soon this may change.

On Tuesday, September 18, Los Angeles City Council passed a bill that instructs L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer to draft legislation that would ban the manufacture and sale of fur products within the City of Los Angeles, starting in 2020.

Every year, more than fifty million animals including foxes, chinchilla, minks, raccoon, dogs and rabbits are killed for fur. According to the World Society for the Protection of Animals, eighty-five percent of these mammals are raised and slaughtered on factory fur farms and over the fur industry has often been linked with inhumane practices.

In response to these concerns around the ethics of the fur industry, other California cities such as San Francisco and West Hollywood have also banned the sale of fur. As the second largest city in the country and one of the centers of the fashion industry, the move by Los Angeles carries significant weight, something that animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pointed out in a statement released Tuesday.

“PETA is popping the champagne corks today,” wrote the organization. “When Los Angeles speaks, the world listens, and it’s now the largest and most notable city to tell the world that fur is dead.”

The move by City Council does not ban the sale and manufacture of fur quite yet. The bill passed Tuesday directs the City Attorney Mike Feuer to formulate a law that would render illegal the sale of fur. Councilmembers expect Feuer’s office to complete the language in about a month. This would then be voted on again by the Council and signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The ban would go into effect two years after it is signed into law. According to Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer for the City of Santa Monica, the City of Santa Monica does not have any current plans of their own to ban fur.

Related Posts

Santa Monica-Based Group Wins Historic Wastewater Recycling Suit

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Court tells the state to analyze practice of dumping billions of gallons of wastewater into sea By Sam Catanzaro Every...

Enterprise Fish Co. Vacating Santa Monica Space

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Longtime Santa Monica seafood restaurant vacating Kinney Street space By Sam Catanzaro Enterprise Fish Co., a Santa Monica institution since...

Screen Sitters Helping Busy Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Creating an enriching experience for virtual learning By Toi Creel As millions of parents across the world have been forced...

Video Service Captures Memories With Loved Ones Before Tragedy Arises

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Preserving memories with Von Runtenberg Memories By Toi Creel One of the most difficult things to go through in life...

County Surpasses Somber Milestone of 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Hospitalizations continue to decline By Sam Catanzaro L.A. County reached a somber milestone Tuesday of over 5,000 COVID- 19 deaths....

New Santa Monica Restaurant Papille Gustative Serves up Artisan Foods While Being Zero Waste

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Locally sourced food comes to Main Street By Toi Creel A new restaurant has opened in Santa Monica on Main...

Santa Monica Doctor Catches Heat for His Appearance in Censored Coronavirus Video

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

By Toi Creel A Santa Monica pediatrician is raising some eyebrows about his speculations made in a censored social media...

Edify TV: Westsiders Embracing Aquatic Activities

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

While social and physical distancing continues, Westsiders have been taking to the ocean for some sunshine and recreation. Learn more...

Man Stabbed In Reed Park Suspect Arrested: Santa Monica Beat – August, 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Man Stabbed In Reed Park Suspect Arrested * Coronavirus Cases Climb...

Affordable Housing Coming to Historic Japanese American Building?

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Developer wants to add 50 units of housing to Nikkei Hall By Sam Catanzaro A historic building in Santa Monica...

Edify TV: Flurry of Development in Westside Neighborhood

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

A Westside neighborhood, known for its ramen restaurants and all things Japanese, is undergoing a flurry of development. Learn more...

Edify TV: Notable Westside Properties Hit Market

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

From architecturally unique houses in Venice and Pacific Palisades to a property once valued at $100 million in Bel Air,...

Santa Monica Police Crack Down on Mask Violators

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Police issue tickets on Montana Avenue By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police have begun issuing citations to individuals not wearing...

Former Angels Employee Charged in Tyler Skagg’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Former Angels Communications Director Eric Prescott Kay faces up to 20 years in prison By Sam Catanzaro An ex-employee of...