Victory: California Is First State to Ban Fur Trapping
In a major milestone for wildlife, California has become the nation's first state to outlaw fur trapping.
The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019, backed by the Center for Biological Diversity and our friends at Social Compassion in Legislation, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week. It prohibits trapping native animals — including bobcats, gray foxes, coyotes, beavers, badgers and mink — plus selling their pelts.
"The overwhelming majority of Californians value our wildlife alive, not trapped and cruelly slaughtered for foreign fur markets," said our Conservation Director Brendan Cummings. "We thank Governor Newsom for relegating this cruel and antiquated practice to the dustbin of history in California."
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