Katy Tang Will Be Recognized for Leading the Charge to Ban Fur Sales
For Immediate Release:
April 24, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
San Francisco – What: At a special award ceremony tomorrow at City Hall, PETA will present San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang with a Compassionate Legislator Award for introducing legislation to ban fur sales in the city. The ban received support from PETA and local activists, and it passed unanimously on March 20 and again on April 3.
When: Wednesday, April 25, 12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rm. 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., San Francisco
“San Francisco has made history as the biggest U.S. city to outlaw fur sales, and that’s in large part because of the dedicated efforts of Supervisor Katy Tang,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Animals have found in her a true ally, and they need all the allies they can get. PETA is happy to honor her for helping to establish a model of compassion for other cities to follow.”
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.
In banning fur, San Francisco joins Berkeley and West Hollywood as well as numerous top designers and retailers, including Michael Kors, Versace, Donna Karan, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and many others.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.