Statewide fur ban in California moves forward
By Dale Arden Chong
Jun 3, 2019
California may just become the first U.S. state to ban fur sales.
The California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 44 on May 28, according to California Apparel News, which will ban the sale of fur statewide. Next, the bill will have to be approved by the state’s senate and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom before it becomes a law. However, the bill has not yet been scheduled for a hearing of a Senate vote.
Los Angeles recently made headlines in Febraury as the largest U.S. city to ban fur sales, following other California cities such as West Hollywood, San Francisco and Berkeley.
The ban would apply to clothing, accessories, and other smaller objects such as key chains that contain fur. However, the proposal also allows exemption for the sale of vintage fur and fur items used for religious ceremonies. In addition, the ban would not regulate skins used for leather or products such as shearling.