By  on January 13, 2020

Pro-fur groups are making good on a promise to litigate the increasingly popular anti-fur stance being taken by local and state governments.

The International Fur federation, a fur pro-fur association based in London, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the City of San Francisco over city legislators’ 2018 approval of a ban on the sale of new fur products. The new law took effect last year, but retailers of fur, which include companies like Canada Goose, had until 2020 to sell through any remaining stock. The IFF said it’s filed the suit now to prevent the ordinance from taking effect, calling it “an attempt to legislate morality.” Generally, the lawsuit argues that the ban is unconstitutional and in violation of the Commerce Clause, which gives the federal government some power over states’ buying and selling powers.  

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