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Country’s First Fur Ban Goes Into Effect

September 24, 2013

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.

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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.


  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!!!!


    • 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.


      • 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!


        • September 24, 2013 3:34 pm

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


  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!


  4. September 24, 2013 4:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.


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



    • September 24, 2013 6:02 pm

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


  6. September 24, 2013 5:52 pm

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


  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.


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

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


    • September 28, 2013 12:14 pm

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


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