Los Angeles reçoit le BAN Award pour avoir interdit la fourrure animale

The City of Los Angeles, California receives the February 2019 BAN Award for being the largest municipality in the United States to outlaw the sale of animal fur, depriving consumers of fashion choices and endorsing a policy that ignores evidence on animal conservation.

The ban is expected to go into full force by 2021, unless the second vote on the matter changes and Mayor Eric Garcetti doesn’t sign the bill. However, because the vote was a 13-1 margin, it is likely to pass.

“Rather than following the evidence on animal conservation, the city council of Los Angeles has blindly succumbed to the wishes of activist animal rights groups who have spread misinformation on the fur trade,” said Yaël Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center, a millennial consumer advocacy group.

“Such a ban will have immediate consequences. First, it deprives consumers of the choice to wear fur or not. Second, it ignores the evidence of vital wildlife conservation for balancing our ecosystems. Last, it will force the existing companies out of business and underground, creating a black market that will be unregulated without regard for consumer standards and safety,” said Ossowski.

“Responsible wildlife management is a vital part of maintaining our ecosystems, and responsible players in the fur industry have done this. Criminalizing these elements will do more harm than good, and deprive consumers of their fashion choices.

“Making the buying and selling of fur an illegal act is anti-consumer, anti-free expression, and a huge blow to legitimate animal welfare efforts,” said Ossowski.

“Rather than following the whims of activists, municipalities should allow consumers to choose the fashion items they wish to wear, whether those be made of fur or not, and help support a vital fur trade that actively helps support and balance our environment and ecosystems.”

À propos du prix BAN :

Chaque mois, le Consumer Choice Center récompense une institution, une personne ou une organisation avec le Bureau of Nannyism ou le court BAN Award. Les prix BAN récompensent le travail d'un individu ou d'une organisation qui a apporté une contribution majeure à la défense des limites au choix des consommateurs. Ce prix sert à reconnaître les capacités extraordinaires à ne pas tenir compte des consommateurs et des politiques publiques fondées sur des preuves. Le prix a été créé par le Consumer Choice Center pour attirer l'attention sur le rôle important que jouent les politiciens, les lobbies et les défenseurs pour limiter le choix des consommateurs et les ignorer dans le processus d'élaboration des politiques.

Selection criteria: The Bureau of Nannyism (BAN) is a group of consumer choice advocates that discuss nominations on a monthly base and award the nominee with the most innovative or most blunt actions against consumer choice with the BAN award.

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