For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2020
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
San Francisco – Please see the following statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to the International Fur Trade Federation’s lawsuit against San Francisco over city fur ban:
The fur industry is desperate to keep confining animals to filthy cages, breaking their legs in steel-jaw traps, shooting or electrocuting them, or breaking their necks for fur that most designers won’t use and kind customers won’t wear. Just as the meat industry has begun investing in vegan meats, investing in vegan materials would be a far better use of time and money than battling to block a ban that’s simply a symptom of the fur industry’s decline.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.