June 20, 2007 |
The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a ban on trade in products containing cat or dog fur. The ban, which must be approved by European Union governments, would take effect in 2009. The European Commission says cat and dog fur can be found in some clothing, personal accessories and soft toys being sold on the European market, either falsely labeled as another kind of fur or hidden within the product.
December 23, 2006 |
Macy's has pulled from its shelves and its website two styles of Sean John hooded jackets, originally advertised as featuring faux fur, after an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States concluded that the garments contained fur from a nondomesticated species of dog called "raccoon dog." The species is indigenous to Asia and is said to be raised in large numbers because its fur closely resembles raccoon.
August 15, 2004 |
After a decade in which only the most stout of heart (or tone-deaf) would risk provoking a faux bloodbath by wearing an authentic fur, the fashion world--and the women who follow it--are in a fuzzy frenzy. Fur has returned--in giant slashes of cobalt blue and sea-green at Sonia Rykiel, in primly tailored jackets and stoles at Lanvin, in luxurious coats at Dolce & Gabbana, and in rock-star rags at Roberto Cavalli.
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November 29, 2003 |
Demonstrators holding signs with graphic images marched along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Friday, part of an annual event aimed at ending the sale of fur. The group of about 50 targeted retailers included Neiman Marcus, Hugo Boss, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue and Yves Saint Laurent. "We aren't living in the time of Daniel Boone anymore," said teacher Valerie Belt, participating in her first protest. "We don't need fur coats anymore. We've got synthetic material that's so much warmer."
November 29, 2003 |
The return of fur to the world's fashion catwalks has spelled death to thousands of endangered animals with a boom in demand for their skins, a top wildlife protection officer said Friday. John Sellar, senior enforcement officer for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, said there had been a surge in seizures of tiger and leopard skins as the fashion industry embraced fur once again.
October 14, 2000 |
The Senate agreed Friday to ban imports of products made from dog and cat fur, a practice that was uncovered by a leading animal rights group last year. The measure, sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del.), was part of a bill dealing with noncontroversial import duty issues and technical changes to trade laws. The bill passed by voice vote. The measure bans imports of products made from dog and cat fur and requires labeling of all fur products.