San Francisco becomes largest U.S. city to ban fur sales

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur, further burnishing the city’s animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition. Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of last Tuesday’s vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping that the legislation will catch on. The … Continue reading San Francisco becomes largest U.S. city to ban fur sales

California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

In mid-December, the owner of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges she sold coats and other items made of cheetahs, leopards and other protected species. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a judge fined Cicely Ann Hansen $3,600 and sentenced her to probation and 500 hours of community … Continue reading California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

South Africa approves sale of lion bones

News24 reports lion bone export quota in South Africa is a done deal. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) officially announced a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons, despite worldwide revulsion and opposition to South Africa’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industries. The latest decision flies in the face of global … Continue reading South Africa approves sale of lion bones

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

An Executive Order signed by Trump last week lifted the moratorium of federal coal leases that will allow the excavation of a fossil fuel on public lands that ironically few mining companies apparently want. Irrespective of campaign promises to bring back thousands of lost mining jobs, industry experts say coal mining jobs will continue to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species

The owner of a vintage clothing store on Haight Street in San Francisco was charged last Wednesday with nine counts related to selling items made of endangered species, including jaguar and snow leopard skins, the SFGate reported last Thursday. Cicely Ann Hansen, proprietor of Decades of Fashion on Haight and Belvedere streets, was charged with … Continue reading Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species