Critics Take Issue With California’s Fur Ban Bill

California is poised to ban the sale of all fur, but critics say the bill is symbolic and won’t effectively shut down the fur industry in the state. In Defense of Animals spokesperson Fleur Dawes says, if it’s signed into law, it would be the first statewide ban of fur sale in the country.

A week after Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill banning commercial fur trapping, the California State Senate has approved another fur bill, AB44. Under the bill, the sale of hides from sheep, lambs, goats and cows would remain legal, as well as vintage pelts. But items made from the fur of undomesticated animals – like coyotes, rabbits and minks – would be illegal to sell.