Activism

Moby Calls for Support Behind Historic Ban of Fur Sales in California

California could be the first state to ban the sale of fur—and Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby wants your support for the measure.

Moby recalled an instance from his childhood finding a tiny kitten in a box on the side of the road. He and his mother took him to the vet and the kitten, whom they named Tucker, went on to live happily for 19 years.

“But when I originally saw baby Tucker in the box, I felt powerless, which I know is how many of us feel in the face of animal cruelty, especially when you look at the fur industry because foxes, rabbits, mink, even cats are electrocuted, beaten, and skinned for their furs,” he said.

Moby says it’s easy and relatable to feel like you want to give up, when faced with the huge and inhumane problem that the fur industry poses. But California’s prospective measures are a shining example of what can happen when enough people speak out to oppose it.

“Tucker was saved from a terrible death because I saw that as a 10-year-old kid, I had the power to save him,” Moby said. “And now millions of animals in the fur industry are being killed and tortured, and they need your help. So please, stand up and help us make fur history.”