The city of West Hollywood is leading the way in animal rights legislation yet again! They’ve just enacted a ban on the sale of fur clothing the first of its kind in the nation. What this means is clothing retailers will be barred from selling garments made from animal pelts or skin containing hair, wool, or fur. The ordinance makes an exception for leather, vintage pieces and furniture so it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a huge step in the right direction! It will go into effect June 30, 2012.
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