WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — West Hollywood is moving toward becoming the first U.S. city to ban the sale of fur.

The City Council  gave first approval Monday to a modified version of a sales ban on clothing made from the skin or pelt of animals with hair, wool or fur.

Animal rights attorney and co-organizer of Fur Free West Hollywood Shannon Keith told KNX it was the right thing to do.

“Animals suffer immensely for the use of fur,” said Keith. “Animals are skinned alive, they’re beaten, they’re stomped on, they’re gassed… it’s a horrible thing all in the name of vanity.”

The modified version permits the sale of used clothing privately, by retailers including pawn shops and by nonprofits such as thrift shops.

A final vote could come on Nov. 21 but the city also wants to study the potential impact of a ban and the ordinance wouldn’t take effect until 2013.

Comments (4)
  1. larrylove1948 says:

    No comments yet. Try this:Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
    So much for prophets clothes in this town. Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

  2. American 1776 says:

    You don’t like fur don’t wear it but why is nessecery to tell someone what else what to do. What business is it of yours if I want to wear fur? Just where do your Rights end and mine begin. We’re told what to eat, what we can say, etc and now what we can wear. I myself try not towear anything animal, but it’s none of my business, nor yours what someone else wants to wear.

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