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Rhode Island Proposes Bill to Ban the Sale of Fur Products 

Feb. 19 2020

The state of Rhode has proposed a bill, which if passed, will make it illegal to sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or otherwise distribute a fur product in the state of Rhode Island.

Definitions in the proposed law are as follows:

“Fur":  “any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state.” 

"Fur product":  “any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including, but not limited to, handbags, shoes, slippers, hats, earmuffs, scarves, shawls, gloves, jewelry, keychains, toys or trinkets, and home accessories and décor, that is made in whole or part of fur.  

Fur products do not include any of the following:
• A dog or cat fur product
• An animal skin or part thereof that is to be converted into leather, or which in processing will have the hair, fleece, or fur fiber completely removed
• Cowhide with the hair attached thereto
• Lambskin or sheepskin with the fleece attached thereto
• The pelt or skin of any animal that is preserved through taxidermy or for the purpose of taxidermy.
If passed, the law will become effective six months after passing into law. 

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