The City of West Hollywood, California, is going fur-free, the first city in the United States to do so. The city council passed an ordinance which would ban the sale of fur in the city limits. Millions of animals are trapped and killed each year for their skins and fur—animals sacrificed so their bodies can be used as fashion statements, lining the jackets of runway models and trimming the edges of designer clothing. Additionally, millions of animals are slaughtered on fur farms for the same purpose. Thankfully, the creation of synthetic materials long ago eliminated humanity’s dependence on fur for protection from the elements.
California citizens, write a letter of thanks to the West Hollywood City Council and then write your own city council, county council, and state legislators and ask them to follow West Hollywood’s lead.
West Hollywood City Council
8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069