Animal rights activists were doing the happy dance on Tuesday evening following some good news from the West Coast — specifically, Los Angeles.
The AP reports that a proposal to ban the sale of fur advanced in the City Council on Tuesday, however nothing is official quite yet. The council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would prohibit both the manufacturing and sale of fur products; however, they also directed the attorney to look into “how fur apparel is utilized by religious organizations, and possible exemptions, as well as potential conflicts with federal and state laws relating to sale of fur products derived from legally trapped animals.” So there’s that.
Should everything check out, the ban would go into effect two years after the approval of the ordinance. So, if all goes according to plan, the prohibition would begin sometime in 2020 at the earliest.