California outlaws sale of Fur Products.

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by JR in KY, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Trapping was already illegal there, now its illegal to use Fur to make garments or other items.

    Just one more step to complete outlaw Trapping and Fur everywhere.


    California governor signs fur sale, circus animal bans
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    In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, Margo Paine, center, joins protesters with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holding signs to ban fur in Los Angeles prior to a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall. California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 by Gov. Gavin Newsom. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    The fur law bars residents from selling or making clothing, shoes or handbags with fur starting in 2023.

    Animal rights groups cheered the measure as a stand against inhumane practices. The proposal was vigorously opposed by the billion-dollar U.S. fur industry, and the Fur Information Council of America has already threatened to sue.

    It follows Newsom's signing of legislation that makes California the first state to outlaw fur trapping and follows bans on sales of fur in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    "California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare, and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur," Newsom said in a statement. "But we are doing more than that. We are making a statement to the world that beautiful wild animals like bears and tigers have no place on trapeze wires or jumping through flames."

    The fur ban doesn't apply to used products or those used for religious or tribal purposes. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.

    It could mark a significant blow to the fur industry that makes products from animals including mink, chinchillas, rabbits and other animals. The U.S. retail fur industry brought in $1.5 billion in sales in 2014, the most recent data available from the Fur Information Council.

    Fashion designers including Versace, Gucci and Giorgio Armani have stopped or say they plan to stop using fur.

    Under the California law, there is a fine of up to $1,000 for multiple violations.

    Animal rights groups have said animals may be subject to gassing, electrocution and other inhumane actions to obtain their fur.

    The advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere said it's working with activists to pass similar bills in cities nationwide, including Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, and it's optimistic California's law will spur action elsewhere.

    "Ordinary people want to see animals protected, not abused," said Cassie King, an organizer with the Berkeley-based group. "Now governments are enshrining that in our laws."

    Opponents of the legislation have said it could create a black market and be a slippery slope to bans on other products.

    The ban is part of a "radical vegan agenda using fur as the first step to other bans on what we wear and eat," spokesman Keith Kaplan of the fur information council said in a prior statement. He further said fake fur is not a renewable or sustainable options
     
  2. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Sad day for trappers.Lots of bunny huggers and fruit cakes in California.
     
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  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Well, ain't that just grand.
     
  4. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    I guess with all the heat out that way,they don’t need nothing warm
     
  5. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 10 pointer

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    Makes me want to learn how to trap.
     
  6. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    This part is what gets me... “The fur ban doesn't apply to used products or those used for religious or tribal purposes. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.”

    So any animal skins are legal as long as they don’t have fur on them and DOG AND CAT FUR is legal. You’d think dogs and cats would be the first to be protected! Not that I’m agreeing with any part of it, but these exceptions make even less sense.
     
  7. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Nothing these Hollywood types do makes since.The first people to find and move to California were fur trappers and many other States.Fur is a natural and renewable resource.They have problems out there now with mountain lions coyotes and nutria.They pay government trappers and nuisance trappers to control these.Something that the private trappers would do for free.These people are so far removed from the natural world they have no common sense.Very frustrating to me.
     
  8. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    I know this, but they still confuse and amaze me with their stupidity.
     
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