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http://vegetarianstar.com/2010/12/21...r-labeling-ac/

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Just days after banning crush videos, President Obama has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), which made its final route through Congress in the Senate earlier this month.
The new law closes the loophole in an already existing law that allows real fur to go unlabelled as such if the garment is worth $150 or less.

With H.R. 2480, consumers will no longer have to guess if the coat with fur trim they bought is real or fake.
Yay! This is good news, it's really disturbing thinking about people walking around with 'fake' fur trim that actually used to be a dog or cat or fox


There's also a Huffington Post article with a little more info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michae..._b_794334.html

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Since the 1950s, any fur garment sold in the U.S. has had to include a label indicating the species of animal used and the country of origin, but there's a gaping loophole in the current law that excludes fur-trimmed garments if the value of the fur is $150 or less. At recent pelt prices, that means a jacket could have fur on its collar or cuffs from 30 rabbits ($5 each), nine chinchillas ($16 each), three foxes ($50 each), or three raccoon dogs ($45 each), and be sold without a label indicating the fur species. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that one in every eight fur garments doesn't require labeling.
 

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Good.

"Obama sings 'truth in fur labeling act'" would be good too.
 

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Omg. I didn't even know what a crush video was. Is there any limit to the cruelty people inflict on animals?
 

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That's awesome, though I do agree it's still sad that it had to be signed in the first place!

Also, I can't believe that's what a crush video is. That's horrible. People are so disgusting.
 

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We are very grateful to the legislative leaders who fought hard to pass this legislation--especially Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Ed Whitfield, (R-Ky.), and Sens. Robert Menendez, (D-N.J.), Susan Collins, (R-Maine), and David Vitter, (R-La.) We also thank House and Senate Commerce Committee and Subcommittee leaders -- Reps. Henry Waxman, (D-Calif.), Joe Barton, (R-Texas), Bobby Rush, (D-Ill.), and Whitfield, and Sens. John Rockefeller, (D-W.Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-Texas), Mark Pryor, (D-Ark.), and Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.), for their work to guide the bill forward and advance it swiftly through Congress. And we are grateful to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-Nev.), for bringing the bill to the Senate floor last night, and to Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-Okla.), for carefully reviewing the legislation and giving his approval.
That's a real cross section of Congress that supported this bill. Hats off to all of them.
 

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That's a real cross section of Congress that supported this bill. Hats off to all of them.
Finally some good news out of Washington!


And Henry Waxman is my rep, so this makes me especially happy to know about his involvement in getting this law pushed through Congress.
 

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I was starting to lose faith in Obama, but this renewed it. I said the pledge for once when I heard this news. Stopped immediately after though, since he still needs to get his act together.
 
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