The city of West Hollywood, California is taking a big stand for animal rights and has officially become the first city in the United States to ban the sale of fur apparel. Called The Fur Free West Hollywood campaign, they want to try to inspire other cities in the U.S. to do the same thing.
About 50 million animals are killed every year in order to produce fur clothing and accessories for people to wear. Fur is sometimes seen as a symbol of wealth and glamour, but for a lot of people, it’s just a symbol of animal cruelty.
One of the organizers of the campaign states, “Cities like West Hollywood and communities all around the country are recognizing that the fur trade is barbaric, cruel and not fashionable.” Do you think this could be a big step towards fur being banned everywhere?