California is first US state to ban animal fur products


The US state of California has announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of animal fur.

Clothing, shoes or handbags from fur can no longer be made or sold as of 2023, with violators facing a fine of $500 or in repeat cases, $1,000.

The ban, however, does not apply to other materials like cow hides, stuffed animals, or full skin of deer, goats or sheep.

The US state Governor, Gavin Newsom, who announced the ban, also signed a bill banning most animals from circus shows, except cats, dogs and horses, but not including rodeos.

Fashion house “Prada” had announced few months ago that it would halt using fur in its designs, starting from 2020.

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