Ann Arbor stores banned from selling new fur

Ann Arbor has banned the sale of new furs, a twist for the city in a point out in which the fur trade was when important.

The town council unanimously voted Monday evening to become what the Humane Culture said is the first city in the Midwest to prohibit the sale of new fur items. The rule permits merchants a 12 months to phase out product sales and features some exemptions.

Made use of fur sales are Ok. And the ban does not apply to tribal communities or cow, sheep and deer pelts.

The ordinance also doesn’t prohibit residents from going elsewhere to buy new furs, but it does stick to a trend that the Humane Society and other animal safety groups are advocating for: ending the use of fur for manner.