Berkeley Mayor: "We welcome more ideas of [animal rights] legislation"
Sounds like animal rights activists have a job to do in Berkeley. In an interview with the Daily Cal regarding Berkeley's recent receipt of a PETA Compassionate City Award for its ban on the sale of fur products, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin enthusiastically supported the movement for animals in Berkeley:
[PETA's] award acknowledged Berkeley for its “progressive” decision to ban the sale of fur.
“Berkeley has a history of being at the forefront in fighting for the welfare of all animals,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “We welcome more ideas of legislation.”
Arreguín said he believes it is the job of the government to regulate the free market and ensure that the activities are both ethical and promote health and safety.