A bill passed by the House banning the sale or distribution of animal fur products in Rhode Island has been sent to the Senate for consideration.
Fur products are defined as any article of clothing or any fashion accessory.
“Farming fur is not only cruel and inhumane to the poor animals trapped in cramped and filthy cages waiting to be killed and skinned, but it also poses significant health and environmental threats to the state. From fur farms being documented as possible outbreak sites of dangerous zoonotic diseases, such as coronaviruses, to the energy intensive processes that are required, as well as, the potential air and water run off contamination from the hazardous metals and chemicals that are used, fur farming poses a threat to ourselves and the environment. There was a time when animal furs were crucial to our survival, but that time has long passed and we must do the right thing and end this cruel and unnecessary practice of producing and selling animal furs for fashion purposes,” said Whip Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence).
Kazarian, says farming animals for fur is cruel, inhumane and unnecessary.
There has been no indication as to when the Senate will take up the measure.
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