West Hollywood Moves Toward Ban on Fur Sales

Critter-friendly West Hollywood is moving forward with plans to ban fur sales.

The City Council voted 5-0 after a seven hour meeting that ended early Tuesday to proceed with an ordinance prohibiting the sale of clothing or personal attire made of animal hair, wool or fur. The sale of leather isn't considered a violation.

City staff will craft details of the law, including date of implementation and the amount of civil penalties, before the next council meeting.

The city has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. Pets in West Hollywood, for example, are formally recognized as "companions" and their owners as "guardians."