California could soon ban sale of new fur products under bill sent to governor Margo Paine, middle, joins dozens of animals rights activists as they held signs during a 2018 rally supporting the ban the sales and manufacture of fur products within Los Angeles City limits. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By Phil Willon, Sonja Sharp Sep. 11, 2019 12:08 PM SACRAMENTO — New fur coats and mink shawls could soon face extinction in California. State lawmakers in the Assembly on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation that would outlaw new items made from the fur of undomesticated animals, including mink, rabbit and coyote. If signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California would be the first state in the nation to ban the sale of new fur products.