If you are a manufacturer of fur-based fashions, Los Angeles might not be the best place to set up shop. The city may soon become the biggest in the United States to ban both the production and sale of clothing items and accessories that feature fur in order to be more animal-friendly.
On Tuesday, September 18, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to have an ordinance drafted that would prohibit fur products, in whole or in part, to be manufactured and sold in the area, reported the Associated Press.
After the preparation of the ordinance is finished, it then has to be presented to the City Council for review and final approval. There is no word on how long this process will take, but if it does get authorized, the law will go into effect two years after the approval date.
There are several issues that need to first be addressed before making the ban possible, including how fur is used by religious organizations and if there are any conflicts with federal and state laws in relation to the sale of products derived from legally trapped animals. The city attorney, who will spearhead the project, must report back to the council on these matters.