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San Francisco Has Banned the Sale of Natural Fur

Starting January 1, 2019, no new products using natural fur can be sold in the city.
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The City Council of San Francisco approved a ban on the sale of new products made of natural fur. Starting January 1, 2019, the sale of new clothing and even accessories with fur will face a fine of $500 for each piece of clothing.

The ban will affect online sales, too, with deliveries to addresses in San Francisco. Those shops that made purchases before the prohibition entered will be able to sell their goods before January 1, 2020.

"Sale of fur products in San Francisco is incompatible with the idea of ​​treating all living beings, people, and animals with kindness," the resolution says.

Animal rights advocates rightfully call this "historic event" and hopefully one that gets adopted by others. 

San Francisco became the third American city to ban the sale of fur. In 2011, it was made by West Hollywood, in 2017 - Berkeley.

It will be possible to trade second-hand fur products. According to experts, San Francisco sells fur products at $ 40 million per year.

Over the past six months, Gucci , Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Furla and Versace have announced that they will not use fur. The latest on this topic was expressed by Donatella Versace, who stated that she considers it wrong to kill animals for fashion. Fur coats and coats have always been one of the key products of Versace.

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