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WeHo Bans the Sale of Fur!

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Posted September 20, 2011 by peta2 staff

There is cause for celebration! Last night, the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur. This makes West Hollywood the first city in the world to refuse to support caging or trapping animals or electrocuting, gassing, bludgeoning, or hanging them and then ripping their skin off, sometimes while they are still conscious.

Fur Free West Hollywood campaign organizer Shannon Keith remarked: “West Hollywood’s ordinance banning the sale of fur is a historic step for the rest of the world, as it is the first city in the United States to pass such an ordinance. Cities like West Hollywood and communities all around the country are recognizing that the fur trade is barbaric, cruel and not fashionable.”

Here’s hoping that more cities follow WeHo’s lead!

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  • 1394 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This blog makes my heart so happy!!! 😀 <3

  • 1425 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Now is up to the rest of the nation to follow their example.

  • 1432 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is dead! I’m glad they arE banning it!

  • 1437 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There may just be some hope for us yet!

  • 1439 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay!! This is why I love my city. WeHo was also the first in the nation to ban the declawing of cats. The sale of dogs and cats is not allowed within the city limits, nor is the sale of firearms. In the city’s laws, pets are referred to as “companions” and owners as “guardians.” There are 1,000 dogs per square mile here (that’s 1 dog per 17 people!). We are a very peaceful and animal-loving people. : )

  • 1441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Proud of WeHO! As a full time party animal of West Hollywood, I couldn’t be happier!

  • 1441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s amazing!

  • 1441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh my god!!!! this made me soooo happy! That is awesome! Fuck ya Hollywood! :) they always were the ones to be daring and try things first 😉 gotta love m’ :)

  • 1441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats awesome!

  • 1441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So cool! I’m moving to California in a few years and I can’t wait!

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