Minneapolis City Council members take enlightened step toward fur-free city
STEVE APPS • WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL VIA AP Mink fur pelts in Wisconsin.
With her leg caught in a fur trap, KC’s future looked grim. Had this lovable German shepherd not been rescued, she likely would have starved to death in a forest in Indiana.
Even with a severely mangled leg that ultimately had to be amputated, KC greeter her rescuers with kisses. Midwest Animal Rescue & Services provided KC with the care she needed and later brought her to Minnesota, where she was adopted by Minneapolis resident Gigi Abbadie.
Today, KC is an honored member of Abbadie’s family; this bond has inspired Abbadie to take part in the campaign to make Minneapolis the next fur-free city.
On Jan 17, Ninth Ward City Council Member Alondra Cano introduced a bill, co-authored by Second Ward Council Member Cam Gordon, to ban sales and manufacturing of fur in Minneapolis. Passing this ordinance would reduce the number of animals killed for their fur, the animals killed to feed them, and the accidental victims like KC. The bill includes exemptions for Native American tribal uses and secondhand furs.