We were so grateful and glad to read about Assemblywoman (D-Manhattan) Linda Rosenthal 's efforts to ban fur sales in New York State.
""As it becomes less and less culturally acceptable to buy and sell fur, New York state is preparing to codify this new social norm as law. According to the New York Post assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) has introduced an anti-fur bill that would ban the manufacture and sale of all pelts in New York state by 2021.""
Please also learn more about New York City and a bill initiative to ban the sale of fur there! Bill initiative led by the amazing Non Profit Organisation: Voters for Animal Rights and here is their Fur Ban website: www.furfreenyc.com.
Their Mission: Building Political Power For Animals In New York
They help elect candidates who support animal protection, lobby for strong laws to stop animal cruelty, and hold elected officials accountable to humane voters.
Join them ( Voters For Animal Rights ) too and let's win this for the Animals!
🚨ACTION ALERT: 🚨 ✏️ Urge your City Council Member to co-sponsor Intro 1476, the bill to ban the sale of fur in NYC:furfreenyc.com/email
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77% of New York citizen feel that real fur no longer holds a place in the 21st century. They believe that No animals should be abused, tortured and brutally killed to be turned into items and into Dollars. Bills to ban the sale of fur are the solution to end this horrific industry.
Meanwhile here are a few ideas for helping furriers (exclusively selling fur)
To switch to alternatives.
1) A longer “phase-out and adjustment” period to enable them to sell off the fur items that they already had before the ban became law. This is for business owners who exclusively sell fur. They however cannot acquire any new fur items to sell during the phase-out period. (This only refers to businesses that don’t own any other items, but only real fur in their shops) These shops shall be granted an extra time to sell off only their own stock acquired before the ban and may not acquire any new stock nor sell old stock from another shop.
2) A discount for their business (property) tax payments (to city hall) for furriers selling exclusively fur, only after they switch to non-real fur products.
3) The fines paid by those who had sold fur illegally can be collected to be used for buying any new fur free materials that fur shop owners may need to make the transition to a fur free shop.
4) Establishing a solid plan together with fur free designers, working together for the goal of becoming new Socially Responsible Fashion brands. The many fur free designers are an undeniable example that fur free fashion is not only possible, but is indeed the Future of Fashion.
5) Fur Free New products sold by these furriers, could be advertised -For Free - in cooperation with fur free magazines, (online and printed publications) YouTube, fur free celebrities, models and more. Also articles reporting success stories will help to inspire other furriers too.
6) Real Fur Furriers that make the change to ethical fake fur can be commended for taking environmental responsibility. Because fake fur can be made from recycled plastic and because it doesn’t require the toxic chemicals of tanning real fur nor the inherent pollution and biological contamination of real fur, in addition fake fur lasts a long time without the repeated chemicals needed to store and preserve real fur.
Good luck to them in the translation from blood fashion fur to fashion with compassion.