Friday, March 21, 2008
The Consumerist weighs in on raccoon dog fur clothes
I've mentioned it before, but one of my favorite non-animal blogs in The Consumerist. You can count on multiple interesting, hilarious, and shocking posts per day. Yesterday, they had this post on the Humane Society of the United States' discovery that four retailers are still labeling fur products they are selling as raccoon, when they are actually made from raccoon dog, a canine indigenous to Asia. The HSUS report, which involved testing fur being sold by a number of companies, found that raccoon dog was the most misrepresented fur sold in America. HSUS's press release is available here. They are urging people to support the passage of the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act of 2007.