December is proving to be nothing but “lame” on Capitol Hill, especially when it comes to animal welfare laws.
The new law closes the loophole in an already existing law that allows real fur to go unlabelled as such if the garment is worth $150 or less.
With H.R. 2480, consumers will no longer have to guess if the coat with fur trim they bought is real or fake.
Major retailers like Gucci Group, Burberry, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Buffalo Exchange, Overstock.com, Ed Hardy, Victoria Bartlett, Charlotte Ronson and Andrew Marc have all endorsed this bill.
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, made a statement on the organization’s site.
“By signing this legislation, President Obama has given consumers who choose to avoid real animal fur for moral reasons a valuable tool. The Truth in Fur Labeling Act will protect shoppers by requiring all garments containing animal fur to be accurately labeled.”
Fur labeling has now caught up with the labeling of another animal product, wool, which has been required by law to be disclosed, regardless of the amount.
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