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Stop the Lies: Pass the Truth in Fur Labeling Act

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Investigations by the Humane Society of the United States found that major retailers throughout the U.S. were advertising fur-trimmed clothing as faux, even when it was made from real animal fur. Of the garments they tested, 96 percent of "faux" fur trims were actually made with raccoon dog, domestic dog or wolf fur.

And it wasn't just a matter of reading the fine print on the label - these items were either mislabeled or not labeled at all. A loophole in the Fur Products Labeling Act of 1951 exempted products sold for under $150 from revealing their material.

The Truth in Fur Labeling Act would close that loophole and require that all fur and fur-trimmed apparel is correctly labeled, so compassionate consumers don't end up inadvertently supporting the cruel fur industry.

On July 28, 2010, the Truth in Fur Labeling Act unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Tell your Senator to keep the bill the moving and stop the deceit by the fur industry.

 

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