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Furriers Take a Pounding in Europe

Written by PETA | May 13, 2011

The European Union has done it again. First it banned the sale of products from slaughtered seals, and now the European Parliament is requiring that all clothing containing any fur or leather whatsoever be clearly marked with labels stating, “Non-textile parts of animal origin.”

Member of the European Parliament Eva-Britt Svensson of Sweden said the new regulations would benefit animals, consumers, and allergy sufferers. “We’re always saying that consumer power is important, but if we’re serious about this, we have to live up to it and give consumers a chance to use their power,” she said. “Consumers must have the information to be able to ethically opt out of fur products and the cruel conditions in which they are often produced.”

You can use your consumer power by refusing to wear real animal fur or leather. Perhaps next the European Union can label fur-wearers too? Cruel, heartless, narcissistic—so many adjectives come to mind …

Written by Michelle Sherrow


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  • Sonya says:

    You are all right with what you say but i will say abit more ……. the people that wear fur needs there skin ripping off so they feel the pain that these poor animals go through

  • harlie says:

    suade should be included ! :)

  • Lisa says:

    I totally agree all products should be labelled correctly the reason why they dont is because if the consumer knew it was real fur they wouldnt buy it so they fob us off with lies, i personnally wouldnt even wear fake fur.

  • kathy says:

    Hi Ralphy, please read this sentence. “Consumers must have the information to be able to ethically opt out of fur products and the cruel conditions in which they are often produced.” It’s a direct quote from European Parliament member Eva-Britt Svensson of Sweden. It’s in the above article. It looks like you didn’t read all of it.

  • Claudia Marrapodi says:

    Nowadays everybody should be aware that wearing fur is causing awful death to beautiful innocent animals which never harmed human beings! And if it is dog fur please think at the dog who eventually would have saved your life if there should happen an earthquake or other kind of catastrophe! Please stay clean – don’t wear any fur!

  • MA Moo says:

    Hard to watch, but your are spot on! Consumers have got to see this, then and only then will they be informed! Get em PETA!