California stated no to fur in a historic legislative move that will ban the sale of newly manufactured fur products within the state.
On Saturday, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law.
Newsom stated in a statement, California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare, and at present, that leadership includes banning the sale of fur.
The ban takes impact in the beginning in 2023 and besides, includes animal skins and leather such as alligator, crocodile, caiman, other lizard species, and hippo.
Exclusions to the ban will include used fur that already exists within the state, fur used for religious and tribal purposes, dog and cat fur, in addition to leather, cowhides, deer, sheep, and goatskin, plus taxidermy.
Berkeley, San Francisco, West Hollywood, as well as Los Angeles have been first Californian cities that adopted local laws to ban the production and of goods made with the furry sale. Last month, Newsom signed a bill to ban commercial fur trapping.
Lately, the number of fur trapping licenses sold in California have declined significantly. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Data states that, from 1950 to 1951, there have been 1,053 licenses sold, which resulted in the reported trapping of 59,081 animals. Conversely, from 2017 to 2018, only 133 permits have been sold, which led to the entire harvest of 1,568 animals and the sale of 1,241 pelts.
Vice president of the International Fur Federation trade group, Nancy Daigneault, concurred in the same report that though faux fur is a cruelty-free choice that’s popular with animal lovers, it comes with its own set of complications.
Based on industry insiders on the Fur Information Council of America (FICA), that number could also be higher. The organization reported U.S. fur sales to be as high as $1.5 billion in 2014, which was a 7.3 % bounce from the information it collected the previous year.
It included faux fur and shearling in these numbers; however, FICA didn’t offer a breakdown of how a lot of those sales have been achieved by real fur alone.