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Recently, the Humane Society of the United States revealed that Neiman Marcus labeled a St. John jacket as having a raccoon fur collar, when the trim was actually made of raccoon dog. Raccoon dogs are native to Asia, and are members of the same family as domesticated dogs. 

President Obama signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act on December 18, 2010, which mandates that all fur be properly labeled and advertised, including the species of animal the fur came from. Neiman Marcus supported this bill, after the store accidentally advertised real fur coats as faux fur last year. 

Consumers should know exactly what they're buying. Chinese raccoon dogs are kept in wire cages, and clubbed to death or  skinned alive. And in the US, animals raised for fur don't fare much better, raised in horrific conditions on fur farms, or caught in the wild in painful traps. They are often killed by anal electrocution. 

Sign the petition to ask Neiman Marcus to stop selling fur. 

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Letter to
CEO, Neiman Marcus Group Karen Katz
President, Specialty Retail, Neiman Marcus  James Gold
President, Neiman Marcus Direct Gerald Barnes
I recently read on Change.org that the Humane Society of the United States revealed in a lab test that Neiman Marcus advertised a St. John jacket as having a raccoon fur collar, when the trim was actually made of raccoon dog. I am writing to urge Neiman Marcus to stop selling fur entirely, to ensure that this type of mix-up does not happen again.

President Obama signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act on December 18, 2010, which mandates that all fur be properly labeled and advertised, including the species of animal the fur came from. Neiman Marcus supported this bill, after the store accidentally advertised real fur coats as faux fur last year.

Consumers should know exactly what they're buying. Chinese raccoon dogs are a member of the same family as domesticated dogs. They are kept in wire cages, and clubbed to death or even skinned alive.

Animals raised for fur in the United States don't fare much better. They are raised in horrific conditions on fur farms, or caught in the wild in painful traps. Animals raised in fur farms are often anally electrocuted to preserve the quality of the animal's pelt.

There is no guarantee that this type of mix-up won't happen again. If Neiman Marcus desires to have an honest relationship with their shoppers, the store will stop selling fur entirely.

Please stop selling fur at Neiman Marcus.

Thank you.