Fur Sale Bans
Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals
The fur industry kills more than 100 million animals every year. Most of these animals, including minks, foxes, and chinchillas, endure extreme cruelty before being slaughtered. Help protect these animals by passing a fur sale ban in your city or county.
In 2019, California made history by passing the nation’s first statewide fur sale ban, following similar bans in West Hollywood, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. While these laws haven’t been enacted in other states yet, your city could be the first!
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is here to help you enact a ban in your city or county! Review these resources to get started. Fill out the contact form on this page for further assistance.
Bill will reduce the risk of zoonotic disease transmission by phasing out mink farming and help operators transition out of the industryJune 1, 2023 Press Release
International Fur Trade Federation agreed to dismiss its appeal, ending case in decisive victory for animalsJanuary 6, 2022 Press Release
International Fur Trade Federation’s amended complaints dismissed in decisive victory for animalsMarch 31, 2021 Press Release