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New York state weighing bill that would ban the sale, manufacturing of fur coats

Posted at 9:33 AM, Mar 19, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. — Consumers may already be turning away from buying fur coats accessories, but New York state could make it illegal.

According to the New York Post , Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) has introduced an anti-fur bill that would ban the manufacture of all pelts in New York by 2021.

Rosenthal says that the use of fur is "unethical with our modern views on animals as human companions and sentient beings." She said that because consumers have been making more sustainable choices, now is the perfect time to push legislation through.

"Fur farms across the United States raise animals like raccoons, foxes, mink, and chinchillas to kill for their fur, often using cruel and inhumane methods,” her Assembly bill memo said.

The bill is similar to the anti-fur regulations in place in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

However, the bill will get some push back from the fur industry. The Fur Information Council of America has already brought on two lobbying firms and a PR company to push back against Rosenthal's bill and ensure the future of the fur industry in New York.