Did you know that the law permits fur products that retail for under $150 to go unlabeled? Well it’s true! This means consumers may not always know if the furry item they are purchasing is made out of our animal friends (usually rabbits, cats, or dogs) or from synthetics.
Fortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives is now considering legislation called The Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2006 (H.R. 4909). If passed all fur products will have reformed labels that provide information about the species of animal used and its country of origin. This will allow consumers more freedom in making educated compassionate choices whether they’re shopping for a parka or a fuzzy cat toy.
Visit the Animal Protection Institute website to find out how you can take action today and get this legislation passed.