Here is my speech.
“I’m Mary Cummins President of Animal Advocates. Animal Advocates rescues ill, injured and orphaned wildlife for release back to the wild. We rescue bobcats, coyotes, foxes and raccoons right here in West Hollywood. These are the same animals which are used to make fur coats and hats. I personally have a unreleasable skunk and raccoon that I use to educate the public. My skunk runs free in the house playing with my cats and bunnies. He’s litter box trained. Having been around these animals for over 30 years I can assure you they feel pain and sadness just like our pet cats and dogs. It’s illegal to sell cat and dog fur in the US because it’s been deemed inhumane. It should also be illegal to sell the fur of wild animals for the same reason. An animal is an animal, a living breathing being. Let West Hollywood show the rest of the nation how to truly be humane to animals. Please, ban the sale of fur in West Hollywood. Thank you.”
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