PETA Statement: Los Angeles Is Fur-Free

For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to Los Angeles’ ban on fur sales:

PETA is popping the champagne corks today after the Los Angeles City Council—led by Council Members Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell—voted to ban the manufacturing and sale of fur, thereby sparing countless animals the horror of being beaten, electrocuted, and skinned alive for environmentally toxic products that kind shoppers don’t want and top designers won’t use. When Los Angeles speaks, the world listens, and it’s now the largest and most notable city to tell the world that fur is dead.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and more information is available at PETA.org.

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