Since the city of Los Angeles has apparently solved every other problem a major city could have, they are now taking steps to ban fur. Yes, really. Excerpt:
A proposal to ban the sale of fur products advanced in the City Council on Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that will prohibit the manufacture and sale of new fur products. The ordinance must be presented to the council at a future date for final approval.
“This is something that is not just a good legislative win, it’s a moral win,” Councilman Bob Blumenfield said. “We feel like we’re evolving as a city as people to stop this kind of unnecessary cruelty.”
The vote also directed the city attorney to report back to the council on several issues, including how fur apparel is utilized by religious organizations, and possible exemptions, as well as potential conflicts with federal and state laws relating to sale of fur products derived from legally trapped animals.
A ban would take effect two years after final approval of the ordinance.
The ban would cover apparel made in whole or in part of fur, including clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs, jewelry and keychains. Only used fur products could be sold.
Councilmen Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz submitted the motion.
Blumenfield said there’s no reason to wear fur in 2018. “Certainly not in sunny Los Angeles,” he said.
I have a reason for you, Mr. Blumenfield: Because fuck you, that’s why.
This is what happens, True Believers, when a paternalistic, statist government runs amok and has to control every aspect of people’s lives – including, now, what clothing they choose to buy with their own money.
What’s it going to be next? Outlawing anything not certified “organic” or “free trade?” How about outlawing the products of Asian sweatshops, which will eliminate, oh, maybe 50 to 75% of the clothing sold in the United States?
Or how about just telling idiot, intrusive local pols that they should get a long running start and go fuck themselves?