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West Hollywood makes fur ban official

November 22, 2011 | 12:00 pm

West Hollywood approves fur ban 2011
After multiple readings and loads of public comment, the West Hollywood City Council gave final approval Monday night to its ban on fur sales.

By a vote of 3-1 with one abstention, the council passed the ban, which will prohibit the sale of fur apparel within city boundaries.

The move comes after the council tentatively approved the measure at a council meeting in September.

The ban was later tabled for 30 days as city officials worked to modify the ordinance to protect against potential lawsuits.

The ban, which is one of the first of its kind in the nation, is set to take effect in 2013.

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Photo: The sale of fur apparel is now illegal within the city boundaries of West Hollywood. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.

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