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New York City Council Proposes Ban of Fur Sales for Apparel

FUR NEW YORK: The New York City Council is in the early stages of presenting a bill that would ban the sale of fur apparel.
Last week the proposal was presented during a New York City Council meeting and it has since moved to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing for further discussion. The bill was put forward by Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and City Council members Mark Levine, Fernando Cabrera, Justin Brannan, Helen Rosenthal and Robert Holden.
If approved, violations would be punished by a civil penalty of no more than $500 for the first violation, and no less than $500, but no more than $1,500 for subsequent violations. Fur apparel sold or offered for sale would be subject to seizure and forfeiture.
Johnson, a mayoral candidate, said Tuesday, “As an animal lover, I think it is cruel to kill an animal for the sole purpose of people wearing a fur coat. In a progressive city like ours, we need to take steps to protect animals. This proposal reflects an ever-growing consensus in the fashion industry that the use of fur is not ethical, and world-famous designers, including Donatella Versace and Diane von Furstenberg, recently said they would stop using

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