New York Is Close To Banning Fur For Good

by MR Magazine Staff

As it becomes less and less culturally acceptable to buy and sell fur, New York state is preparing to codify this new social norm as law. According to the New York Post assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) has introduced an anti-fur bill that would ban the manufacture and sale of all pelts in New York state by 2021. Rosenthal tells the Post that the use of fur is “antithetical with our modern views on animals as human companions and sentient beings.” She argues that given the current sway of public opinion and the fact that “consumers are looking to make ethical and sustainable purchases,” now is the perfect time to push legislation through. Read more at Paper.

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