It’s official—the city of West Hollywood has become the first city in the US to ban the sale of fur apparel. The ban, which will prohibit the sale of apparel made from the pelt or skin of an animal with hair, wool, or fur, received unanimous approval from the city council in a 5-0 vote. An additional 120 people also gave their names in support to be recorded by the council. Councilmember John D’Amico, a proponent of the measure, proposed that the ban should start June 30 of next year, but the date has yet to be made official. Before the ordinance can receive final approval, it must be given a second reading. The ban would add another layer of protection to the already animal-friendly city, which has prohibited the declawing of cats, cosmetic testing on animals, steel-jaw leghold traps, and puppy mills.
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