People in the market for mink coats or chinchilla vests will soon need to shop elsewhere, now that California will become the first state in the nation to ban new fur clothing.
California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Second-hand fur products are exempt from the ban, as are fur products used by Native American tribes for spiritual or cultural purposes.
"California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur", Newsom said in a statement.
Animal rights groups cheered the measure as a stand against inhumane practices.
"We are making a statement to the world that handsome wild animals like bears and tigers have no place on trapeze wires or jumping through flames", Newsom said. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.
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Couture designers like Versace, Gucci and Giorgio Armani have either stopped using fur or pledged to in their collections and designers like Stella McCartney use no animal products in their designs.
Lila Rose, president of the anti-abortion group Live Action, tweeted that with the bill's signage, "Instead of empowering women with life-affirming options, CA is telling young women they aren't strong enough to succeed without killing their children".
"As other states and the federal government go backward, restricting reproductive freedom, in California we are moving forward, expanding access and reaffirming a woman's right choose", Governor Newsom said in a statement.
Meanwhile, California joins New Jersey and Hawaii in banning most animals from circus performances.
Democratic lawmakers who wrote the bill say it's in California's interest to ensure women have access to abortion care.
Additionally, those making a request under the new law may "lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment", the ACLU said. After the Legislature passed it again this September, Newsom signed it within the 30-day time limit.