Happening Tomorrow: Los Angeles City Council to Vote on Historic Fur Ban

PETA Will Join Rally With Council Members and Celebrity Speakers

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2018

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Los AngelesWhat:    Tomorrow morning, PETA supporters, the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, and local activists—as well as celebrities Joanna Krupa, Maggie Q, and Tony Kanal and council members Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz—will gather on the lawn of the Los Angeles City Hall in anticipation of the city council’s historic vote to ban the manufacturing and sale of fur within city limits. Attendees will speak in support of the ban, which would see L.A. become the largest city in America—and the world—to go fur-free.

When:    Tuesday, September 18, 9 a.m. (The vote is at 10 a.m.)

Where:    Outside Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. (near the intersection of W. First and N. Main streets), Los Angeles

“The horrendous fur industry is responsible for caging, beating, and sometimes even skinning alive of millions of sensitive animals, all for coats, collars, cuffs, and pompoms,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “L.A. is poised to set an example for every city to follow and to send a strong message that the future of fashion is cruelty-free, and PETA looks forward to ushering in this progressive citywide ban tomorrow.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages before they’re electrocuted, gassed, poisoned, or skinned alive. San Francisco banned fur earlier this year, and numerous top designers and retailers—including Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors, and many others—are 100 percent fur-free.

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