Los Angeles City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Fur

If enacted, the city would become the world's biggest to uphold such rules
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Los Angeles City Council has voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur -putting it on track to become the world's largest fur-free city.

San Francisco, which banned fur earlier this year, is currently the largest area to uphold such legislation.

A full ordinance will be drafted by the city attorney's office for approval - which is expected to take around a month, with the ban coming into effect two years from the day it is signed into law.

"This is L.A. taking a stand and saying we will no longer be complicit in the inhumane and vile fur trade that’s been going on for years," said Council member Bob Blumenfield, who introduced the proposals.

A rack of fur coats

Numerous designers have ditched fur recently

'Fur is horrendous'

"The horrendous fur industry is responsible for caging, beating, and sometimes even skinning alive of millions of sensitive animals, all for coats, collars, cuffs, and pompoms," said Ingrid Newkirk, President of vegan charity PETA.

"L.A. is poised to set an example for every city to follow and to send a strong message that the future of fashion is cruelty-free, and PETA looks forward to ushering in this progressive citywide ban."

A number of designers including Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors have ditched fur in recent times.