The People's Republic city of West Hollywood, California's city council has unanimously approved a ban of all fur sales within the city. That means that no store or business that operates within West Hollywood may sell any items that contain fur.
The city council was urged by animal rights activists (like PETA) to pass the ban. West Hollywood, aside from being known as a gay hotspot, is also apparently known as an "animal cruelty free zone."
(I guess the "animal cruelty free zone" doesn't apply to the hairy gay "bears" who wear leather and whip and pull other gay bears on a leash)
The pro-business West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was against the ban because it will drive businesses and customers away from West Hollywood. People can still buy fur & fur products in neighboring Los Angeles and in other cities, or online. And upscale businesses like Christian Louboutin have operations in West Hollywood, where they sell fur products. Several businesses are already planning to move elsewhere, even if it's just outside the West Hollywood city limits.
What's next? Will they ban plastic bags? (Already accomplished) Is a leather ban next? Why not? If wearing fur is animal cruelty, than why is wearing leather not cruelty? Will West Hollywood ban the sale of leather wallets, purses, and all shoes that have leather? Will West Hollywood ban the sale of all meat in grocery stores & restaurants, because it offends the animal cruelty folks? Isn't eating meat the most egregious form of animal cruelty?
I'm so glad that West Hollywood has zero unemployment and that there's zero crime, so the city council of West Hollywood can spend its time focusing on handing out condoms & passing new regulations to drive away businesses (and jobs). But hey, they're all Democrats, uber liberal, and almost all gay (the lone straight councilmember is the CEO of Trevor project), so yay!
More proof that some liberals have no common sense..