Mary Cummins quoted in USC article, Animal Advocates

West Hollywood To Become First Fur-Free City

Christianna Kyriacou | September 27, 2011
Fur coat (photo courtesy of Creative Commons).
Fur coat (photo courtesy of Creative Commons).

Adrienne Landau rabbit vests, ocelot jackets and Brochu Walker blazers with fur collars are currently on sale at Arcade Boutique on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, respectively priced at $350, $850 and $525.  

The ban will apply to any garments made entirely or partially from the pelt or skin of any animal with its hair, wool or fur but not leather, according to the ordinance. The animals include foxes, mink, rabbits, bears, seals and chinchillas.
The council acknowledged that people could still buy fur in Beverly Hills and wear it in West Hollywood.
Mayor John Duran called the ban a step in the right direction. Animal advocates were overjoyed.
“It is illegal to sell cat and dog fur in the United States because it was deemed inhumane,” wildlife rescuer Mary Cummins said to a cheering crowd.  “For that same reason, it should be illegal to sell the fur of wild animals. An animal is an animal – a living, breathing being.”

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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