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California becomes first state to ban animal fur products

California has become the first state in the U.S. to ban the making and selling of animal fur.

The law prohibits residents from selling or making clothing, shoes, or handbags as of 2023. It is punishable by a fine of $500 and up to $1,000 for repeat offenses.

The ban does not apply to leather, cow hides, and the full skin of deer, sheep, and goats. It also does not apply to stuffed animals.

“California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

Newsom also signed a law banning the use of animals in circus shows, except for dogs, cats, and horses. The law does not apply to rodeos.