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California becomes first state to ban commercial fur trapping


California has become the first U.S. State to ban commercial fur trapping.


The practice sees animals including coyotes and foxes

caught for fur.


Now, California has outlawed it as part of The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019.


This was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.


Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who introduced the legislation, said:

“Not only does the cruel fur trapping trade decimate our increasingly vulnerable wildlife populations, running this program doesn’t even make fiscal policy sense.
“Taxpayers are subsidizing this unnecessary commercial activity because the cost of managing this program isn’t even covered by the revenue from trapping license fees.”