Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles would become the largest city in America to ban the sale of fur products if it approves a proposed law backed by animal activists.
The City Council on Tuesday is expected to start the process by ordering the city attorney to draft the law, which would ban the manufacture or sale of clothing, handbags or even earmuffs that contain fur. The law would take effect two years after passage and there’s no word on when the ordinance will be ready for review.
West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco already have fur bans.
Animal activists say the multibillion-dollar global fur industry is rife with cruelty but industry spokesman Keith Kaplan denies that and says a ban could affect jobs and tax revenues.