West Hollywood OKs Nation's First Fur-Sales Ban

Area is known for embracing animal rights

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2011 8:48 AM CST

(Newser) – In what could be seen as an early Christmas present for PETA, West Hollywood’s proposed fur ban was approved last night. The City Council voted 3-1 to prohibit sales of clothes including “the skin or pelt of animals with hair, wool, or fur,” the AP reports. The fur ban is believed to be the first of its kind in America. West Hollywood also prohibits declawing cats, and officially uses the term “companions” rather than “pets.”

Janice Dickinson and models from her Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency strip to their underwear during a PETA-sponsored protest against wearing fur, on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles on Aug. 20, 2007.
Janice Dickinson and models from her Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency strip to their underwear during a PETA-sponsored protest against wearing fur, on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles on Aug. 20, 2007.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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