"A pälsbråk escalates in New York city, where animal rights activists pitted against local business owners and various minority groups. Several hundred protesters from both camps gathered on Wednesday outside the town hall where a debate was ongoing about a proposal to ban the sale of new fur coats."
"– I think that it is unnecessary to kill animals just to wear them, " said Corey Johnson, a member of the city council, which backs the proposal, in the last week."
"the Proposal's opponents claim, among other things, that a pälsförbud is a threat to around 150 smaller companies and 7 000 jobs. Others point out that it would make the infringement of certain minority religious practices, including the New York chassidiska jews who wear fur hats."