According to the HSUS, the policy banning the sale of fur in West Hollywood was upheld by a federal court after a retailer filed a complaint, claiming the ban was unconstitutional.
The HSUS noted: “[Judge George] King wrote that West Hollywood’s intent to ‘promote community awareness of animal welfare, foster the City’s goal to be a community that cares about animal welfare, and further the City’s reputation as Cruelty Free Zone for animals’ by prohibiting fur sales was a ‘legitimate interest,’ rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional.”
WeHo has a strong history of protecting animals, with policies ban cat declawing, exotic animal performances, and regulations for caged chickens.
This ruling sets a strong precedent for California – and potentially the rest of the United States. People’s voices were heard, and change was made.
Congratulations to West Hollywood!