LOS ANGELES (AP) – A proposal to ban the sale of fur products in the city of Los Angeles has advanced.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that will prohibit the manufacture and sale of fur products. The ordinance must be presented to the council at a future date for final approval.
The vote also directs the city attorney to report back to the council on several issues including how fur apparel is utilized by religious organizations and potential conflicts with federal and state laws relating to sale of fur products derived from legally trapped animals.
A ban would take effect two years after final approval of the ordinance.