Fur products such as clothing, garments, shoes, handbags, or decorations are considered a show of luxury. Ordinary people do not want animals to suffer from pain and fear for fashion. They want to see the animals protected. California has passed a law that prohibits the sale, production, and even donation of fur products in the state. The Act will come into force in 2023.
On fur farms, live animals are treated cruelly. They are beaten and abused, skinned alive. Some merchants consider them just goods, not look at them as a living creature that feels pain.
“California has no place for inhuman and unsustainable treatment of animals,” said Laura Friedman, tweeted state assemblies, who wrote the bill. “Now for the other states to follow our legacy.”
Fur Products Banned
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that forbids California from selling or manufacturing fur clothes, or shoes and handbags with fur.
The Act defines fur as “animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece or fur fibers attached to it”. This means that traders and customers will not be able to dispose of fox, rabbit, mink, sable, chinchilla, lynx, coyote, beaver, and other luxurious fur.
Traders face a $ 500 for their first offense. For multiple crimes, they will have to pay $ 1,000.
As with most laws, there are well-founded exceptions.
Especially at beef, roe, mutton and goat. This exception makes sense, since the animals listed above are breed for meat. Leather and fur is a by-product which can be further processed industrially instead of being dumped. Just as our ancient ancestors did after they had killed a mammoth. It makes sense.
The lawmakers included religious reasons in exceptions. Hasidic Jews fur hats or streimels. Some American tribes wear furs for spiritual purposes.
More Californian Animal Rights Laws Signed
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed more laws that protect animal rights. One of them prohibits the performance of not only wild but also domestic animals in the circus. The law applies to horses, dogs and cats, as well as elephants, tigers and other wild animals. The country has extended the list of banning the sale of carcasses of endangered animals as trophies.
California has been inspired by cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley, which have some kind of fur ban, and hopes other cities and states will follow their laws.
Some European countries have banned fur farming, such as Norway, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Serbia.
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