578: California Bans Fur Sales
California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to ban most animals from circus performances under two new bills signed earlier this month by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
This new bill could be a huge blow to the fur industry that makes products from animals like mink, chinchillas, rabbits and other animals. According to the most recent data available from the Fur Information Council the US retail fur industry brought in $1.5bn in sales in 2014.
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