California has become the first U.S. state to ban the sale and manufacture of all new fur products after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on Saturday. Beginning in 2023 residents may not make or sell clothing, shoes or handbags with fur.
Those that support the bill say it will help to end the inhumane ways that businesses get their fur. Critics told NBC that the law will only strengthen the sale of fur on the black market.
Newsom also signed into law that would bar most animals from performing in the circus, joining Hawaii and New Jersey. Domesticated cats, dogs and horses will still be allowed in the circus.
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