San Francisco just banned the sale of ALL fur! And it’s the first major U.S. city to do so!
The S.F. Board of Supervisors all voted in favor of ending the sale of fur.
The bill goes into effect on January 1st, 2019.
“More than 50 million animals are violently killed each year around the world to support the fashion industry. San Francisco is a city with progressive values where we believe in the rights of all people as well as all living things – and it is not right to allow this practice to continue.” ~ San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang
Thankfully, the board of supervisors didn’t cave in to any deep pockets; it’s estimated that fur sales in San Francisco could be as high as 44 million dollars per year. Instead, the representatives stood their ground, and let reason and compassion prevail.
The process of obtaining fur is gruesome. Some animals are even anally electrocuted to avoid “ruining” their fur.
Cruelty is never in fashion. Even Vogue magazine announced last week that Donatella Versace just had a change of heart, opting to never use fur in her fashions again. Gucci, Givenchy, Tom Ford and Michael Kors have pledged to do the same.
Compassion is the new fashion. Thank you San Francisco!
Jackie Day, vegan for 30+ years and author of the bestseller The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan).