The state of California will implement a fur products ban in 2023
On January 1, 2023, a slew of laws that Governor Gavin Newsom has passed into law will become operational. Four additional state holidays have been added, and new rules for issuing tickets to jaywalkers in California have also been established.
Here are the most talked-about pieces of legislation that Californians may expect to see in 2019.
One of the earliest garments worn by humans may soon go extinct in the Golden State.
New fur products cannot be made or sold in the state of California according to Assembly Bill 44. Since the 1970s, when U.S. fur sales surpassed $600 million annually, the status symbol status of mink coats, raccoon caps, and chinchilla scarves has substantially dropped during the previous few decades.
With the debut of PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign in the 1990s, the anti-fur movement gained momentum, with celebrities like Tyra Banks, Pamela Anderson, and The Go-posing Go’s in their underwear to draw attention to the issue.
Ever since then, synthetic faux fur made from plastic has dominated the U.S. market. California is the first state to enact a nationwide prohibition following the lead of cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, and West Hollywood who have all passed similar ordinances. Used fur goods are exempt from the law.