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Los Angeles takes step to become largest U.S. city to ban fur

The ban would cover apparel made in whole or in part of fur — including clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs, jewelry and key-chains.

AP:A proposal that would make Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products advanced in the City Council… The council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that will prohibit the manufacture and sale of fur products. The ordinance must be presented to the council at a future date for final approval… A ban would take effect two years after final approval of the ordinance.

The ban would cover apparel made in whole or in part of fur — including clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs, jewelry and keychains. Only used fur products could be sold… Neighboring West Hollywood along with Berkeley and San Francisco already have fur bans, although their ordinances differ in some specifics… Activists condemn the fur industry as inhumane, contending that the animals are subject to brutal conditions and meet torturous deaths’. SOURCE…

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