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This petition will be sent to the U.S. House Representatives. Please take a minute to sign this petition!

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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, a loophole in the law exempts garments made with up to $150 worth of fur from being labeled.

This is bad news for consumers because without proper labeling, they don't know whether a product contains real fur or faux fur - particularly when today's processing techniques can make it nearly impossible for a person to tell the difference.

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.

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. 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.

Help give consumers the right to make informed choices about whether or not to wear fur. Join the Humane Society of the United States in urging your representatives to co-sponsor the Truth in Fur Labeling Act!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/790810093
 

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Eww. Thanks for posting this.
 

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Originally Posted by veggielove View Post

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.
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 labeled improperly, you'd have no way of knowing.

Honestly, I think there's a lawsuit in here somewhere.
 
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