The AP reported last week that Macy’s has pulled two styles of Sean John hoodies following an investigation by the Humane Society which revealed that they contained fur from raccoon dogs, despite the fact that they were being advertised as faux fur. A spokesman for the store talked about its “long-standing policy against the selling of any dog or cat fur,” (which, by the way, it’s frickin’ illegal—hence the policy) and P-Diddy also expressed his outrage and concern, saying “I was completely unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the Macy’s floor and Web site.”
Here’s what I don’t get. Why is it that both Macy’s and P-Diddy freak out when they discover there are cats and dogs in their clothes, and yet they’re perfectly content to produce and sell fur garments made from other animals? I would love to hear them try to come up with a rational answer to that question.
I know that I posted this video a few weeks ago, but this is what happens every day to raccoon dogs who are used for their fur. Not for the faint of heart.