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San Francisco Just Became the Largest City to Officially Ban the Sale of New Fur

In recent years, many luxury designers like Gucci and Versace have stopped using real fur. Just earlier this week, San Francisco became the first official major city to ban sales of new fur items according to Time Out San Francisco, paving the way for a more ethical industry.

The ban applies to all newly produced fur accessories and clothing, but doesn’t include vintage pieces or anything made from sheepskin and lambskin. Anything purchased online will also not be deliverable to a San Francisco address and will be put into effect early next year. 

“The sale of fur products in San Francisco is inconsistent with the city’s ethos of treating all living beings, humans and animals alike, with kindness,” explained Katy Tang, San Francisco’s district supervisor, in a press release. “We’re trying to pave the way to a less cruel future of fashion.”

A great win for animal rights activists everywhere, we hope San Francisco will inspire other cities to become part of the movement!

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