Skip to content

Country’s First Fur Ban Goes Into Effect

September 24, 2013
by



Written by Alisa Mullins

Foxes, minks, lynxes, chinchillas, and other furbearing animals have found an unofficial sanctuary in West Hollywood, California. Just days after the city banned exotic-animal acts, it’s getting ready to implement the country’s first ban on the sale of fur this Saturday, which means that swanky stores such as Balenciaga, Alberta Ferretti, and Phillip Lim will have to clear fur from their shelves or face fines of up to $800.

While the Fur Information Council of America—which, in a delightful coincidence, is based in West Hollywood—is unsurprisingly foaming at the mouth and threatening to sue, some retailers are welcoming the change.

“We are on board with the ban as we understand the concerns and have realized that there are many other fabrics and fibers that can easily take the place of real fur,” David Malvaney, cofounder of the upscale Church Boutique, told Women’s Wear Daily. “We feel that the desire for real fur will lessen over time as more people become aware of the process to which the animals are subject, and I believe more cities will adopt a similar ordinance.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Mr. Malvaney.


Order a FREE vegan kit: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click on the below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend.

Vegan Outreach has a suggested donation: http://www.veganoutreach.org/catalog/index.html

PETA: http://www.petacatalog.com/catalog/Literature-39-1.html

Action for Animals has a very low price : http://store.afa-online.org/home.php?cat=284

Have questions? Click HERE

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

fur belongs on whom it was born,
not by the vain,
and frivolous worn.
furhags, you would
not like to be
a coat…
so open your heart
and eyes.
that’s all
she wrote!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


19 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2013 11:35 am

    Reblogga detta på Vegan Lynx.

    Like

  2. September 24, 2013 12:15 pm

    I say, if you want to wear fur, you have raise, kill and skin the animal yourself. People who wear fur are IMHO willfully f*cking IGNORANT!!!!

    Like

    • September 24, 2013 12:27 pm

      While we both know that there are those with stone hearts who would not hesitate (although that is the fur industry makeup right there), those who actually do wear furs are of the weak-at-heart and selfish and ignorant and they just wouldn’t care. They pay to have others do their dirty work, I agree, thanks, hon.

      Like

      • September 24, 2013 12:53 pm

        Last winter here in Boston, one of my vegan friends stopped a woman on the street to ask her if the coat she was wearing was real fur. The woman responded, “Yes, it’s rabbit.” so my friend began to explain to her what they do to the rabbits in order to make the coat and her response was, “Who cares, they are just rodents!”

        Nice, huh?

        If I ever find that woman, I am going to make a coat out her!

        Like

        • September 24, 2013 3:34 pm

          JFC, really nice! I am so glad there are people such as you, though. Thanks, GAL.

          Like

  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 24, 2013 1:49 pm

    fur belongs on whom it was born,
    not by the vain,
    and frivolous worn.
    furhags, you would
    not like to be
    a coat…
    so open your heart
    and eyes.
    that’s all
    she wrote!

    Like

  4. September 24, 2013 4:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.

    Like

  5. linda badham permalink
    September 24, 2013 4:15 pm

    ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I BELIEVE OTHERS WILL FOLLOW AND THE ANIMALS WILL HAVE THEIR RIGHTS TO LIVE 🙂

    Like

    • September 24, 2013 6:02 pm

      I hope sooner rather than later, as I know do you. Thanks, Linda!

      Like

  6. September 24, 2013 5:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Some good news for animals.

    Like

  7. September 27, 2013 10:16 pm

    You can’t beat Mother Nature. I imagine that you want the Indians to give up wearing Buck Skin also. Think about it, the wormest &lightest jacket, is down filled. I don’t think you can beat a beaver coat for keeping worm. They have tried for over a half century to make an artifical butter, that is better than butter, but have failed.

    Like

  8. lindabadham permalink
    September 28, 2013 11:47 am

    evolve spiritually , you have not seen the light . poor you !

    Like

    • September 28, 2013 12:14 pm

      I agree, thanks, Nancy. Nobody has the right to steal or kill!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jet Eliot

Travel and Wildlife Adventures

Organic Opinion

Finding it, aye there's the rub~

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

Eat No Harm

Living consciously for our planet, the animals, and ourselves.

Flawless Pandemonium

Question everything~

Veganism is Nonviolence

Being Vegan Is A First Step To A Nonviolent Life

The Biotrotter

The Globetrotting Biologists

Sophie's Foodie Files

Mostly healthy tasty colorful cooking & gardening with Sophie's twist!

Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed

Narcissistic Abuse Support | Maintaining No Contact | Heal Grow Evolve

Steal This Meme

humans' vegan past & future. SHIRIN - Subvert Human Irrationalities, Rediscover Innate Nature

Gillian Prew // poetry

for the earth and the animals

Nepali Today

Coffee break Photo Blogs Base In Tokyo, Japan.

veganomics

making the link between our food, our health, our society, our environment and our economy

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

Arcilla y fuego

Una visión sobre el complejo y apasionante mundo de la cerámica

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

%d bloggers like this: