Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 4, 2019

California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law

The LA Times reports

California has enacted a new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019, signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, prohibits commercial or recreational trapping on both public and private lands.

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