This is totally unnecessary.
In the day of countless varieties of adequate fabrics, there is no need for this brutal industry.
West Hollywood, California has already banned fur. The ban was successfully defended in court. There are similar campaigns for other places, including Los Angeles and Israel. Several countries in Europe have banned fur production entirely.
Unlike West Hollywood, virtually no Berkeley businesses sponsor the fur industry's exploitation. The proposed law would ensure they never do.
Over 30 million animals are killed for their fur every year.
Minks, foxes, and rabbits on fur farms are often confined in cages barely bigger than their bodies.
Berkeley is progressive.
Berkeley has historically been a hub for social movements and one of the most progressive cities in US history.
It's time for Berkeley to be progressive for everyone who can feel.
Mayor Jesse Arreguin
Linda Maio, District 1
Cheryl Davila, District 2
Ben Bartlett, District 3
Sophie Hahn, District 5
Susan Wengraf, District 6
Kriss Worthington, District 7
Lori Droste, District 8
The City Council is considering a ban on the sale of fur in Berkeley.
Let’s make sure it passes!
The newly elected city council has promised to be progressive. Mayor Jesse Arreguín has promised to "lead a movement to change the direction of our country in four years."
The City Council needs our encouragement to see animal rights as a progressive issue.
Please contact the City Council and encourage them to vote for the fur ban.
Please sign our Change.org petition urging the Council to take action.
- Bay Area Vegetarians
- Berkeley Coalition for Animals
- Compassionate Living
- Direct Action Everywhere - SF Bay Chapter
- Jewish Veg - SF Bay Chapter
- The Humane League - SF Bay Chapter
- John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America
- Prof. Jennifer Wolch, UC Berkeley Dean of College of Environmental Design; Professor of City & Regional Planning; author of Animal Geographies
- Ayse Agis, UC Berkeley, Gender & Women's Studies
- Dr. Katrina Winzeler, UC Berkeley, Philosophy
- Dr. Edward Timke, UC Berkeley, Media Studies
Cal Student Groups
National & International Groups
- Berkeleyside ~ Opinion: Let’s extend the progress of Berkeley’s fur ban to all animals ~ 04/06/'17
News of Victory
Veg News ~ Berkeley Prohibits Fur Sales Citywide ~ 04/12/'17
The Daily Californian ~ PETA awards Berkeley with the Compassionate City Award ~ 04/11/'17
East Bay Times ~ Berkeley a step away from ban on sale of animal fur apparel ~ 04/07/'17
ABC 10 (connect) ~ Berkeley becomes 2nd city to ban fur clothing ~ 04/06/'17
CBS SF Bay Area ~ Berkeley Council Votes To Ban Fur Clothing Sales ~ 04/06/'17
The Mercury News ~ Berkeley Becomes 2nd California City to Ban Fur Clothing ~ 04/06/'17
US News & World Report ~ Berkeley Becomes 2nd City to Ban Fur Clothing ~ 04/05/'17
NBC Bay Area ~ Berkeley Becomes Second California City to Ban Fur Clothing ~ 04/05/'17
SF Gate ~ City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Fur Apparel Products ~ 04/05/'17
KRON ~ Berkeley City Council votes to ban sale of fur apparel products ~ 04/05/'17
The Daily Californian ~ Berkeley City Council approves ban on local fur sales ~ 04/03/'17
Berkeleyside ~ Fur goods now illegal to sell in Berkeley ~ 03/31/'17
Campaign and rationale
The Daily Californian ~ Animal rights activists march to Sproul Plaza in support of Berkley fur ban ~ 02/26/'17
Berkeleyside ~ Op-ed: 3 reasons why Berkeley needs a fur ban in 2017 ~ 02/21/'17
The Daily Californian ~ Berkeley animal rights group petitions for ban on fur sales ~ 02/13/'17