Bill Introduced in Massachusetts to Prohibit Sale of Fur


By Eliza Erskine, One Green Planet

Feb 14, 2021


A bill was introduced into the Massachusetts statehouse on February 10 to prohibit the sale of new fur products throughout the Commonwealth, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).


Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, D-Framingham, and Sen. John Velis, D- Westfield, introduced HD 1592 and SD 1029 which would make it illegal to “sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, donate or otherwise distribute a fur product in the state.” Wellesley has a ban in place and other cities are considering following suit. “Considering the many alternatives available for fashion and apparel. . . the demand for fur products does not justify the unnecessary killing and cruel treatment of animals,” the bill reads.


“Fur sale bans complement the growing number of fur farming bans across the world as the surest way to end as quickly as possible the suffering of animals exploited by the fur industry,” said Liza Oliver, founder of Fur Free Massachusetts in an emailed statement...


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