West Hollywood Nears Approval of First Fur Ban in U.S. | Reuters| Jason Kandel | 10/01/11

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (Reuters) – Taking a stand for animal rights over fashion, West Hollywood is poised to become the first U.S. city to ban the sale of fur clothing within its boundaries. The five-member City Council voted unanimously on September 20 to give tentative approval to the ban, and the panel is expected to officially adopt the measure at a 10/3/11 meeting.

Some details of the ordinance, including civil penalties that would be imposed against merchants caught violating it, remain to be worked out. Also unclear was how it would be enforced.

West Hollywood’s proposed fur ban is not the first action city officials have taken on behalf of four-legged creatures. In 2010, the town banned the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores in an attempt to strike a blow against the puppy mill industry.

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