HB-2676, the bill to ban the sale of fur in Oregon has been officially introduced! This episode of The Animal Hour we talk to Matthew Cooper, Diana Kitsune, Amber Canavan, and Priya Masterson, the organizers of Compassionate PDX, and find out how they are making it happen, and how you can do the same in your state! With host Dani Rukin, The Daring Vegan, citizen journalist for #JaneUnChainedNews.
If you live in Oregon, take action for fur-bearing animals by going here: https://www.compassionatepdx.org/takeaction/
Powerful article written to Portland’s Willamette Weekly in support of a fur ban: https://www.wweek.com/culture/2017/12/18/actually-fur-is-bad-and-shame-on-people-promoting-it-as-a-cool-new-trend/
U.S. Congressman, Earl Blumenauer’s response, when asked by our very own Dani Rukin, on his stance on a statewide fur ban in Oregon just after California had become the first US state to successful pass a ban:
“I think it’s perfectly appropriate for states to move forward. California provides some leadership and I would like to think that Oregon would be next in line.”
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response when asked:
“There’s no reason for fur when we have so many synthetic and more environmentally sustainable options. I fully support the Portland fur ban.”