Media Advisory: Friedman, Shannon Elizabeth, and Animal Rights Advocates to Hold Press Conference on Bill Banning Fur in California

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) will hold a news conference to discuss AB 44, a bill that would prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products in California. She will be joined by Shannon Elizabeth (Actress, American Pie), Ashley Welgan (Public Policy Specialist, The Humane Society), and Marc Ching (Founder, Animal Hope in Legislation).

The measure would make it unlawful to manufacture, sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, give, donate, or otherwise distribute a fur product in the state.  The bill exempts leather, cowhide, and shearling, as well as fur products used for religious purposes and used fur. The bill provides a civil penalty for each violation.

AB 44 would make California the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale and manufacture of fur products within its borders.


AB 44 - Press Conference

DATE:                      Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

TIME:                      12:00 pm

LOCATION:             State Capitol, Room 317

SPEAKERS:             Assemblymember Laura Friedman

                               Shannon Elizabeth, Actress

                               Ashley Welgan, Public Policy Specialist, The Humane Society

                               Marc Ching, Founder, Animal Hope in Legislation



Laura Friedman represents the 43rd Assembly District which encompasses the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and La Cañada Flintridge, as well as the communities of La Crescenta and Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Beachwood Canyon, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, and Silver Lake.