Although the law takes effect on January 1, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom last Friday signed a law that would make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the province. Written by State Councilor Laura Friedman, the bill applies to new clothing, handbags, shoes, and all other items made of wool. Violators of the law are also subject to civil penalties. Used wool and taxidermy products are exempt from the ban, along with leather, cattle hyd, and Sherlyn. Especially, fur products used for religious purposes or by Native American tribes have been released. And fur legally obtained with a hunting license is still permitted.
Newsam signed several other laws into law on Friday to prevent animal cruelty.
And also, one law prohibits the use of animals such as tigers and elephants in circuses. Another forbids bob hunting, trapping, and killing cats, while another protects against killing horses. Newsom outlawed the sale of other dead animals, adding them to other existing wildlife lists.
The move was welcomed by the People for Animal Rights Care Treatment. “Today is a historic day for animals, including those who have performed in circuses in California or brought to life for their fur or skin,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Rayman said in a statement. “Peta is proud to work with compassionate lawmakers to advance these life-saving laws and look to other states to follow California’s progressive guidance.”
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