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FUR BAN Proposal In Montclair Almost Ready, Councilman Said
Sep 23, 2022 01:28 ET


Resolution Opposing Trade in Fur Products in Montclair (introduced by Councilor Yacobellis and Councilor Schlager. Expected to pass at Sept. 28th meeting).

"Discouraging the trade in fur products in Montclair will increase community awareness of animal welfare, bolster the demand for sustainable and innovative alternatives, and foster a more humane environment. The fur trade is unnecessarily harmful to animals, public health, and the environment, especially considering the vast number of alternatives to fur. Animals slaughtered for their fur suffer tremendously. In addition, COVID-19 infections have been confirmed at fur farms in the U.S. and have been linked to animals most commonly farmed for their fur. The fur production process is also energy intensive and causes air and water pollution. This resolution would give Montclair the opportunity to be a leader on fur sales resolutions as no New Jersey municipalities have passed resolutions discouraging the trade in fur products."

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