HSUS Fur Investigation: New York City

Read the full report: http://bit.ly/XYo1UL Investigation at Century 21 store: unlabeled and misrepresented fur, including raccoon dog on Marc Jacobs jacket s…

20 Replies to “HSUS Fur Investigation: New York City”

  1. Crackberry has a good point. Please follow up on this with an educational video teaching how to identify real fur. Not that I will buy ANYthing that even looks like fur, fake or not, but many others will.

  2. I read about this on Yahoo News so sickening, trying to pull off real fur as being faux. Apparently real fur is cheaper to buy than faux fur, so the companies chose to use real fur supplied from China. What I’d like to know is, just when does real fur become cheaper than faux fur? There’s another way you can tell if fur is real by smelling it, it should have that gamey kind of scent to it. Unless they’ve found a way to remove the smell? =(

  3. @scott coddington Hey,ya never know.Maybe the angel from heaven will be reincarnated as a fur bearing creature in their next life,fingers crossed.

  4. @heartmyblackberry Don’t worry.Faux means ‘fake’ so if you buy fake then it IS faux fur. So rest assured that no animals were killed to make it.Hope that helped.I’m against the fur industry too.

  5. Most of the time, if not, more than likely, the animals are are killed for fur aren’t killed until after the fur has been removed. They are kept alive while the skinn is ripped away from their bodies because the warmth of the blood flowing through the body helps to seperate skin from muscles easily. Its unspeakble cruelty. If you dont believe me, just key word in on the search bar how animals are killed in fur farms.

  6. Most of the time, if not, more than likey, the animals are are killed for fur aren’t killed until after the fur has been removed. They are kept alive while the skinn is ripped away from their bodies because the warmth of the blood flowing through the body helps to seperate skin from muscles easily. Its unspeakble cruelty. If you dont believe me, just key word in on the search bar how animals are killed in fur farms.

  7. Pestering the sales people about the fur is pointless. They don’t design, create, or buy the items sold in the store. They just sell them to you. They don’t have any control over it.

  8. Something needs to be done! This makes me sooooo angry! I’ve often seen garments that don’t say fur and appear to be real. Of course, I don’t buy them, but, we shouldn’t be deceived.

  9. I’m sure all “Angels from Heaven” wear real animal fur and have wings from real birds! I WILL judge you for what you posted here, you will be judged for your actions(what you buy and support) by someone else, hopefully !

  10. When you look closely at the fabric in between the hairs on a fur item (by pulling the hair apart) you can clearly see skin (solid) as opposed to fabric, which usually has tiny visible holes. If when you pull the hairs apart, you see the holes in the fabric that the hairs are sewn into, you will know that it is fake. If the hairs look like they are glued to real skin, then it is likely real. Try it on a few items that are clearly identified, and you will see what I mean.

  11. Would you guys be willing to make a ‘how-to’ video discussing/showing how to tell if the fur we see in stores is fake or real? The man talks about seeing tapering, skin, etc, but I’m a bit clueless about that, how to spot it, etc. However, I do not want to accidentally buy fake fur from department stores, so that would be very helpful! I’d only like to buy (truly) faux items! Please make a video about how to spot real fur at ‘regular’ stores like the one you went to!

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