California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Saturday banning the state from selling new fur products.
Los Angeles and San Francisco have already issued fur bans, and the governor signed a law banning commercial fur fishing last month.
Newsom signed another bill on Saturday banning most animals in circuses. Hawaii and New Jersey have similar bans.
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The new Furs Act, which comes into force in 2023, has been praised by animal rights activists despite fierce opposition from the billion dollar US fur industry and the threat of a lawsuit from the Fur Information Council of America.
"California is a leader in animal welfare, and this leadership today includes banning the sale of furs," a Newsom statement said. "But we do more than that. We give the world an explanation that beautiful wild animals like bears and tigers have no place on trapezoidal wires or jump through flames." The new law is part of a "radical vegan agenda that uses fur as a first step toward other prohibitions on our clothing and diet."
Couture designers such as Versace, Gucci and Giorgio Armani have either renounced or committed to fur their collections and designers like Stella McCartney do not use any animal products in their designs.
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I do not want wild animals being exposed to extreme pain and anxiety for fashion reasons, "said Kitty Block, CEO and President of the Humane Society.
The ban excludes fur, fur, or religious Like leather, dog and cat fur, cowhide, leather, sheepskin and goatskin and taxidermy.