For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in response to Los Angeles’ ban on fur sales:
PETA is popping the champagne corks today after the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance to ban the manufacturing and sale of fur. Thanks to kind-hearted council members Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell, countless animals will now be spared 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.