Who said Hollywood is full of vacuous, self-obsessed, ignoramuses, who could no more empathise with the victimised than they could take their eyes of their bathroom mirror. Well…
Residents and businesses spoke out after the city of West Hollywood voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would ban the sale of fur.
City staff must refine the ordinance to include the date of implementation and the amount of civil penalties before it can receive final approval, which could come in two weeks.
The ban — the first of its kind in the nation — would prohibit the sales of fur clothing but leather goods, furniture, and fur decorated accessories are okay.
The charming folks over at the Fur Council continue to run their “fur is green” campaign despite the mountain of evidence against such a claim. They persist with the false statement: “Synthetics are generally made from petroleum (a non-renewable resource), which is NOT consistent with the sustainable use of our environment. The production, transportation and disposal of petrochemicals can cause environmental problems.” in a feable attempt to justify the mindless abuse that funds their campaign.
In this socially and environmentally aware era most folks know: It takes more than 60 times as much energy to produce a fur coat from ranch-raised animals than it does to produce a fake fur. Plus, the waste produced on fur farms poisons our waterways. And don’t forget … unlike faux fur, the “real thing” causes millions of animals to suffer every year. Moreover, the general production of animal skins via the fur and leather industry causes more CO2 to be released into the atmosphere than all the cars in the world combined.
Hopefully, the brave green world will enlighten all folks even the colour-blind.