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Rhode Island: Help ban the sale of new fur products

This action is for Rhode Island residents only.

Legislation is pending in Rhode Island to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products. Whether trapped in the wild or bred to die on fur farms, animals exploited by the fur industry suffer from extreme cruelty.

Animals on fur farms are confined to tiny wire cages for their entire lives. Fur farms kill animals through gassing, electrocution, neck-breaking, and poisoning—so as not to damage the animals’ fur. Undercover investigations on fur farms have documented egregious cruelty – including animals being skinned alive. Regulated at the state level, it is often legal to set a trap and not check it for days then to shoot, strangle, or bludgeon the trapped animal to death.

Please urge your state legislators to support An Act Relating to Animal Fur Products (HB 7483), filed by Representatives Serpa, Lima, Shekarchi, Edwards, and Solomon, to prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products.

You can send an email and/or call your state legislators using the toggle buttons noted with the icons below. Phone calls have much more impact than emails. If you’re able to make a phone call, please do so.

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