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Obama Signs Truth In Fur Labeling Act

Written by Vegetarian Star on December 21st, 2010 in Animal Issues, Fur, Politicians.

Barack Obama

December is proving to be nothing but “lame” on Capitol Hill, especially when it comes to animal welfare laws.

Just days after banning crush videos, President Obama has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), which made its final route through Congress in the Senate earlier this month.

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.

Photo: PR Photos

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4 Responses to “Obama Signs Truth In Fur Labeling Act”

  1. Blog Post: Obama Signs Truth in Fur Labeling Act | The Compassionate Report Says:

    [...] of any chance that you might accidentally buy real fur, that is. President Obama has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act into law, which now requires that all products containing any animal fur—no matter how little—be labeled [...]

  2. Adrienne Samuels Says:

    At the Truth in Labeling Campaign, we applaud any progress in giving consumers information and choice in their selection of products. This post says that “By signing this legislation, President Obama has given consumers who choose to avoid real animal fur for moral reasons a valuable tool.” If that can be accomplished for the American people, why can’t there be identification of toxic substances contained in food? Why does industry exert such strong control over governments that consumers who choose to avoid processed free glutamic acid (MSG) cannot do so?

  3. Anastasia Says:

    Thank you Obama. Please also end this tragedy: http://features.peta.org/ChineseFurFarms/ (racoon dogs being beaten and skinned alive–I cried when I watched the video). It is horrifying. Please put a stop to this Obama! Can we have some sort of seal of approval on furs sold in the US, that signifies that no animal cruelty was found upon inspection of the fur farm?

  4. Obama Signs Truth in Fur Labeling Act | kylamatzke7 Says:

    [...] of any chance that you might accidentally buy real fur, that is. President Obama has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act into law, which now requires that all products containing any animal fur—no matter how little—be labeled [...]

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