Protect Raccoon Dogs - Stop Deceptive Labeling of "Faux" Fur

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Originally Posted: 7 November 2008

Protect Raccoon Dogs - Stop Deceptive Labeling of "Faux" Fur


Target: U.S. Congress

A startling investigation shows that 80 percent of jackets mislabeled as faux fur contain raccoon dog fur (learn more). U.S. law prohibits the import and sale of dog and cat fur products but the law does not protect raccoon dogs, nor does it require labeling products with fur valued under $150.

Wild raccoon dogs are members of the canine family native to dense woodlands and forests of Asia, but they are domesticated in China primarily for their fur. Undercover video footage shows gruesome methods used, such as skinning them alive. Estimates of how many raccoon dogs are killed each year range from 1.5 million to 4 million.

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) have introduced the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act (H.R. 891), a bill that would protect raccoon dogs and require the labeling of all fur products, thus closing the loophole that has allowed the deceptive marketing of real fur as "faux" fur.

Please urge your Representative to help close this loophole by cosponsoring the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act now!

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