Fur in Fashion | Ian Somerhalder Foundation

Fur in Fashion | Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

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Your family pet. The fox you see running through a field. The animals you see at the zoo. They are cute and fluffy. Their fur keeps them warm in the colder months just as Mother Nature had intended it to be. So why are so many designers and retailers using REAL fur in fashion? The answer is simple: because people are still buying real fur. Should the demand for real animal fur continue, than so will the killing of millions of innocent animals.

On fur factory farms around the world, millions of raccoon dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, chinchillas, and other animals spend their lives in wire cages, only to be killed by anal electrocution, neck-breaking, or in gas chambers. Even more terrifying, raccoon dogs have been documented to be skinned alive. This type of fur is widely sold in the United States, commonly advertised falsely or labeled as either a different type of animal fur or faux fur. Oftentimes, it is not labeled at all. (1)

Although most dog and cat victims of the fur trade are raised and killed in China and other parts of Asia, their fur is exported for sale worldwide. Prompted by an HSUS investigation, the United States has banned the sale of dog and cat fur. However, recent investigations found that dog fur is still slipping into the country on unlabeled and falsely advertised jackets. But in the  United States, traps set for wild animals like foxes and bobcats maim or kill countless dogs and cats each year. (2)

Field Guide to Telling Animal Fur from Fake Fur (3)

With raccoon dogs being skinned alive and sold as faux fur on jackets, consumers and retailers need to check fur-trimmed products to ensure the material is really fake.

– See more at: http://www.isfoundation.com/news/creatures/fur-fashion#sthash.xzGliSdh.dpuf

Your family pet. The fox you see running through a field. The animals you see at the zoo. They are cute and fluffy. Their fur keeps them warm in the colder months just as Mother Nature had intended it to be. So why are so many designers and retailers using REAL fur in fashion? The answer is simple: because people are still buying real fur. Should the demand for real animal fur continue, than so will the killing of millions of innocent animals.

On fur factory farms around the world, millions of raccoon dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, chinchillas, and other animals spend their lives in wire cages, only to be killed by anal electrocution, neck-breaking, or in gas chambers. Even more terrifying, raccoon dogs have been documented to be skinned alive. This type of fur is widely sold in the United States, commonly advertised falsely or labeled as either a different type of animal fur or faux fur. Oftentimes, it is not labeled at all. (1)

Although most dog and cat victims of the fur trade are raised and killed in China and other parts of Asia, their fur is exported for sale worldwide. Prompted by an HSUS investigation, the United States has banned the sale of dog and cat fur. However, recent investigations found that dog fur is still slipping into the country on unlabeled and falsely advertised jackets. But in the  United States, traps set for wild animals like foxes and bobcats maim or kill countless dogs and cats each year. (2)

Field Guide to Telling Animal Fur from Fake Fur (3)

With raccoon dogs being skinned alive and sold as faux fur on jackets, consumers and retailers need to check fur-trimmed products to ensure the material is really fake.

– See more at: http://www.isfoundation.com/news/creatures/fur-fashion#sthash.xzGliSdh.dpuf

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