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'Fur free' UK retailers found selling real fur

2018-03-11 14:05 #0 by: Leia

"For 10 months, Sky News has been working with charity Humane Society International to highlight mass farmed foreign fur being mis-sold to consumers as synthetic by major UK retailers.

Sky News revealed real animal fur items being sold by TK Maxx, Boohoo, Amazon, Missguided, Groupon, House of Fraser and Miss bardo - despite all being advertised as "faux" fur.

A fibres expert found the products were in fact were made from rabbit, mink, raccoon, dog, fox and cat fur.

We banned fur farming in the UK back in 2000, because it was deemed unethical. Why are we now paying countries like China and Poland to keep animals in those exact same conditions?"

- By Sarah Hajibagheri, Sky News 

All the best, Leia

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2018-03-11 14:07 #1 by: Leia

If the UK can import these items so cheaply it's a horror to think of how terrible the conditions these animals must be, and in all in the name of vanity. 

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2018-03-11 20:05 #2 by: jordan

I wonder if they truly knew that it was real fur or not. I read Boohoo's statement on the matter and they said it breached 'quality' checks. How on earth does something this major breach that?

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