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Fur-Free City Campaign Begins in Weho

Backers of an ordinance to ban fur in the city hold a rally Saturday to gather support.

A campaign to eliminate the sale of fur in West Hollywood kicked off at the intersection of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights boulevards Saturday afternoon.

More than 200 supporters attended a rally and held up signs to passing cars. 

Organizers of Fur Free West Hollywood are asking the City Council to create an ordinance that would be the first of its kind in the country. They intend to hold rallies until the upcoming municipal election, said Gary Smith a spokesman for the group.

Mayor Pro Tem John Duran attended the rally to voice his support of the ordinance and to encourage participants to vote for John D'Amico, a candidate in West Hollywood's City Council election in March who supports the issue as well.

Patch visited the busy intersection to learn what organizers hope the ordinance would do for the community, so watch the accompanying video to find out.

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Great kick-ooff rally today!
  News all over the t.v.
  Here is a nice little story from today in the L.A. Times!,0,3863248.story

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