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Shoppers will soon be able to know, without a doubt, whether a furry garment is a fabulous fake or was ripped from an animal’s back if President Obama signs into law a bill called the Truth in Fur Labeling Act.
The act would require all fur products to be labeled with the species of animal who was killed to make them as well as the products’ country of origin and manufacturer, among other information. Currently, the labels of fur garments that cost less than $150 aren’t required to provide this information, and some real furs are purposely mislabeled as faux (a sure sign that real fur has fallen out of fashion).
Let’s hope that President Obama quickly signs this bill into law, because it will help compassionate consumers steer clear of the real (dead) thing while reminding all the Cruella de Vils out there which kinds of animals were killed for their coats. While we wait for the president’s signature, we can take a stand against flaying animals for “fashion” by adding our own autographs to PETA’s fur-free pledge.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post