For the first time in history, an entire state is about to ban the sale of fur.
“As an undercover investigator, I’ve seen hundreds of animals stuffed into cages, and sent off to slighter for their skin,” Direct Action Everywhere’s Wayne Hsiung said. “now a movement of Californians is hoping to end the abuses, with a new bill called AB 44.”
In 2019, Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to ban fur products. The CA bill would bar making or selling fur products statewide.
Retail fur reportedly made up to $35.8 billion in global sales in 2014, and Hsiung says they’re lying about their practices.
“They’re told lawmakers they’ve changed their ways, and that their new FurMark program would create ‘standards of excellence’ and ethical treatment that would be unprecedented in global commerce,’” he explained. “There’s no way to rip the skin off an animal that’s even remotely humane.”
Millions of people are now lining up to support AB 44, including musician Moby and Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald. Fashion labels like Gucci and Michael Kors, are also dropping fur from their lines.
“With grassroots support from people like you, we will win,” Hsiung said. “And after we win, mark my words: We’re gonna #MakeFur History across the globe.”