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This petition will be sent to the U.S. House Representatives. Please take a minute to sign this petition!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The Fur Products Labeling Act requires that any garment made of fur list the type of animals used and the country in which the animals were killed. However, <b>a loophole in the law exempts garments made with up to $150 worth of fur from being labeled.</b><br><br><br><br>
This is bad news for consumers because <b>without proper labeling, they don't know whether a product contains real fur or faux fur</b> – particularly when today's processing techniques can make it nearly impossible for a person to tell the difference.<br><br><br><br>
And it’s not just scraps—animals are killed specifically for fur trim, which is commonly exempt under the loophole. What’s more, with rabbit pelts valued at as little as $5, an unlabeled garment can easily contain fur from multiple animals.<br><br><br><br>
U.S. Representatives Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) and Jim Moran (D-VA) have introduced H.R. 4904, The Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2006, which would close this loophole. <b>This bill would also be an added layer of protection against any illegal dog and cat fur coming into the country as trim on unlabeled garments.</b><br><br><br><br>
Help give consumers the right to make informed choices about whether or not to wear fur. <b>Join the Humane Society of the United States in urging your representatives to co-sponsor the Truth in Fur Labeling Act!</b></div>
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Eww. Thanks for posting this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I don't think most people care. IF you are buying fur, you usually know it. God knows I've never bought ANY coat that cost $150.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggielove</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't think most people care. IF you are buying fur, you usually know it. God knows I've never bought ANY coat that cost $150.</div>
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It's for garments made with fur valued up to $150.
 

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Ah I see. I just don't think most people care. But I wish they did. I don't buy anything that even resembles fur, even fake. I don't want anyone even thinking that fur is ok.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggielove</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't think most people care. IF you are buying fur, you usually know it. God knows I've never bought ANY coat that cost $150.</div>
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Nah, see I don't think that's always true. If you go to someplace like Burlington Coat Factory (which got busted in the "dog fur" brouhaha a few years back), you might think it's fake. Then if it's <i>labeled</i> improperly, you'd have no way of knowing.<br><br><br><br>
Honestly, I think there's a lawsuit in here somewhere.
 

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This petition still needs signatures..<br><br>
just bumping for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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