First Major U.S. City Bans Fur

A mink

A mink looks out of its cage at a fur farm near the town of Kalinkovichi, some 220 km (137 miles) southeast of Minsk November 22, 2011. About 150,000 pelts will be produced at the farm this year, the farm’s director said. REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko

San Francisco has voted to ban all sales of fur within its limits, in a historic victory for millions of animals cruelly confined and killed for their skins and hides. Tuesday’s unanimous vote by its board of supervisors makes San Francisco the largest city in the United States to enact such a ban. Two other California…

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