Senator John Velis
District: Second Hampden and Hampshire
Political Party: Democrat
Phone: (617) 722-1415
State Web Page: https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/JCV0
Personal Website: https://senatorjohnvelis.com/
State House Pets: http://statehousepets.com/finnegan/
John Velis is the senate sponsor of An Act prohibiting the sale of fur products.
This legislation would prohibit the sale of new fur products in Massachusetts. Horrific animal cruelty is involved in making fur products. On fur factory farms, wild animals spend their entire lives in cramped cages, deprived of the ability to engage in natural behaviors. The stress from living in a tiny cage causes serious welfare problems, such as self-mutilation and infected wounds, and can increase pathogen shedding and the risk of zoonotic disease transmission, such as COVID-19.