This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York’s fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s official seal, a reference to early Dutch and English settlers who traded in beaver pelts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK – A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City.
Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city. This, in a town where such garments were once common and style-setters including Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joe Namath and Sean "Diddy" Combs have all rocked furs over the years.
A similar measure would impose a statewide ban on the sale of any items made with farmed fur and ban the manufacture of products made from trapped fur.
If it passes, New York would become the third major American city with such a ban. San Francisco's ban is taking effect this year, and Los Angeles' will take effect in 2021.