ACTION: Help San Francisco Go Furless - Sign the Petition Today!
San Francisco is on its way to becoming the first major U.S. city and the third city in California to prohibit the sale of new fur. West Hollywood was the pioneer in 2013, and Berkley’s ban went into effect last year. While this would not apply to second hand fur (with the exception of endangered animals), it would still be a major win for animal rights.
Wayne Hsiung, co-founder of animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), states that the ban in San Francisco will be symbolic since “St. Francis — for whom the city is named — is the patron saint of animals.”
Sponsored by Supervisor Katy Tang with support from animal activist groups such as DxE and PETA, many have rallied to have this legislation taken into consideration. The vote by the Board of Supervisors is set to take place on February 20th. Should it pass, the law is expected to go into effect January 1, 2019.
The demand to end the cruelty behind the fur farming industry is becoming a global movement. January 2018 saw a ban from Norway that will result in over 300 fur farms being shut down and nearly 1 million animals being spared. The United Kingdom, Austria, and the Czech Republic are among many other countries that have put an end to fur farms.
First step, San Francisco. Next step, California. Soon after, the world.
There is still time to get involved by signing the petition and showing your support!
Animals deserve better.
Katharina EDER —
Please stop selling fur. It is cruel and unnecessary! Thank you!!
Jeri Wam —
Fur taking of an animal is probably the cruelest violation to animals there is. It needs to end. People that want to wear fur need to watch how it is done, and they will change their minds about buying it!
Compassion and peace start with how we treat the most vulnerable the ones with no voice. Less Curelty! More Love! Stop harming animals?
This needs to be banned, foxes should not be killed for the fur
Stop the cruelty
Melissa Lynn Wagner —
Please ban these horrible practices. Allowing the sale of fur is supporting the idea that the lives of non human animals don’t matter. These animals have their own purpose, they are not here for us!
Free animals, they want to live!!!