ASPCA: Ban Raccoon Dog Fur and Demand Proper Labeling!

April 9th, 2007 6:05 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Ban Raccoon Dog Fur and Demand Proper Labeling!

The federal Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Enforcement Act, H.R. 891, would require that all apparel containing any quantity of fur is accurately labeled–regardless of the fur’s monetary value–and also ban completely the sale and import of fur from raccoon dogs, members of the dog family native to China killed in large numbers for their fur.

Under current law, products containing quantities of fur valued under $150 can be sold in American stores without accurate labels. Consumers with ethical objections or allergies to fur may think a lack of a label means that they’re buying “faux” fur–but sadly, this is not always true.

Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today, where you can email a letter to your representative urging him or her support and cosponsor the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Enforcement Act. You’ll also find additional information about how this Act will change current labeling laws for the better.

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