Los Angeles is poised to become the largest American city to ban the production and sale of all fur-related products; a proposal backed by the region’s animal rights activists who claim the clothing is “rife with cruelty.”
According to Yahoo News, the Los Angeles City Council plans to vote in the coming weeks on a measure that would ban the fur industry within the city limits. The proposal would bar the sale of clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs, accessories, and key chains.
“Neighboring West Hollywood along with Berkeley and San Francisco already have fur bans, although their ordinances differ in some specifics. West Hollywood’s law was changed to exempt fur from animals that are legally trapped under state law,” writes Yahoo News.
Opponents of the measure slammed the City Council for diverting attention and resources away from the region’s escalating homeless crisis and rampant crime.
“There’s a lot of fur sold in LA. It’s in over 500 designer collections, it’s on shoes, it’s on handbags,” said a spokesperson for the Fur Information Council of America. “So yes, it will have an impact on jobs, it will have an impact on tax revenues.”
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LIBERAL PRIORITIES: California City Imposes JAIL TIME for Defying Plastic Straw Ban
Santa Barbara, California has become the first city in the United States to impose a possible jail sentence for those defying the municipality’s plastic straw ban; giving the green light to fine and imprison repeated offenders.
“According to the ordinance, violators on their first offense will be given a written warning notice. But the second time a purveyor of plastic straws defies the ban is when the heavy hand of the law could clamp down,” writes Fox News.
The new code could place a $1,000 fine on first offenders and up to six months in prison for those who refuse to comply with the ordinance.
In contrast, Seattle -the first American city to implement such a policy- only fines businesses $250 per offense.
The strict policy comes as Starbucks -one of the nation’s largest coffee chains- unveiled its plan to phase-out the plastic straws from all of its locations over the next two years citing environmental concerns.
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LIBERAL PRIORITIES: London Mayor Bans ‘FAST FOOD ADS’ as Murder Rate Soars
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his plan to ban fast food advertisements throughout the capital Friday; warning residents of the “ticking time bomb” of obesity as the UK’s murder rate soars.
Khan unveiled his proposal to rid the city of banners and bus ads that promote “unhealthy food and drink” this week, striking the images from the London Underground and other public places.
The mayor claims the ban will help “reduce the influence and pressure that can be put on children and families to make unhealthy choices.”
“That is why I am proposing to ban adverts for harmful junk food from our entire Tube and bus network,” he added.
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Despite his new efforts to crackdown on junk food, Khan found himself under fierce scrutiny over his seeming inability to handle London’s sweeping crime wave; with murder rates in the capital up over 44% in just two years.
The mayor vowed to address the recent spikes in stabbings and shootings; claiming the escalating violence was the result of “budget cuts.”
Read the full story at the BBC.