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A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City.

Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city. This, in a town where such garments were once common and style-setters including Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joe Namath and Sean “Diddy” Combs have all rocked furs over the years.

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A similar measure would impose a statewide ban on the sale of any items made with farmed fur and ban the manufacture of products made from trapped fur.

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If it passes, New York would become the third major American city with such a ban. San Francisco’s ban is taking effect this year, and Los Angeles’ will take effect in 2021.


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