There are those saying no, in Louisiana. The association responsible for the related activities has presented an appeal against the California ban on exotic leather. “It goes against federal laws”, the agency believes. Additionally, this entity is the same regulating the preservation of large reptiles. The segment is requesting the ban to be suspended, pending the decision over the appeal filed.
Ban on Exotic Leather
California’s band is live (or should be live) starting January 1st, 2020. According to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, which presented the appeal to the Federal Court in Sacramento, the proposed law has caused damage to the exotic leather segment before even starting. In fact, many international clients have cancelled their orders.
The initiative of the agency has the support of local politicians. According to what reported by the Los Angeles Times, the alligator farms and the collection of exotic leather adds 80 million USD in tax revenue to the total collected by state of Louisiana every year. “If the ban was to go live – comments Jeff Landry, Attorney General for the State -, it would destroy the segment in Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and California itself”. According to the opposition, the California ban would be unconstitutional as it violates the federal laws on commerce of alligator products between the states of the Union.