Huge Victory! Animal rights activist rejoice! San Francisco Bans Fur!

This is a monumental victory!  San Francisco Superintendent, Katy Tang states on her FB page, “San Francisco just became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of new fur apparel and accessories! The Board of Supervisors just passed my ordinance 10-0 to ban the sale of new fur apparel and accessories beginning January 1, 2019.

After a major announcement that Donatella Versace will no longer be using fur in her designs – following the likes of Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, and always-vegan brand Stella McCartney – I know that this is the right thing to move animal welfare forward. Profiting off of the literal backs of animals is not right and we will no longer tolerate animal cruelty in the city of St. Francis!

Thank you to Direct Action Everywhere – DxE and all of the animal welfare groups that have supported our efforts!

The Humane Society of the United States Animal Legal Defense Fund In Defense of Animals PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)”  

Katy Tang

This ban will allow retailers who have fur in their existing inventory to be able to sell it until January 2020 if the fur was ordered before March 20, 2018.
Unfortunately, resale clothing can continue to sell as it will not be purchasing any new pelts.  Please read full article from the SF Gate here:

This is close to my home, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve joined the Fur Free Friday Marches in San Francisco since I moved here, just over the Golden Gate Bridge from me.  Just this last November talking to the amazing leader of DxE, Wayne Hsuing, after the FFF March and he was telling me how he was working on this ban and with a gleam in his eye he and I knew it was going to happen!

Dxe is an amazing grassroots organization who stops at nothing to save animals.  Wayne Hsuing in my opinion gets so much credit for making this happen, and want to congratulate him and all of the activists that testified, protested, wrote letters and signed petitions.  And also a huge thank you to Katy Tang and all the Supervisors who voted and made this an even more progressive city.

This is a momenmental day in the history of fur, in that fur is getting old and outdated as we can see from all the bans.  She forgot to include Net-A-Porter, the largest online luxury retailer, and other recent joins in the fur bans.  We look forward to day when all cities unite the way San Francisco did and make fur obsolete.

What this does for the animals is enormous, as other large cities will follow suit.  Never doubt that you will win and keep your vision high.  Thank you to everyone involved to make this happen.  

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