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Beware of supporting the fur trade by mistake

14 February, 2019

• RECENTLY I bought a hat locally with a furry pom pom. The seller assured me that it was made with no real fur, but on further investigation I found out that it was, in fact, made of real raccoon fur.

This shocked me (and the shop when I told them), as the hat had no labelling whatsoever. I find this quite hypocritical as we’ve banned fur farming in the UK but we still allow real fur to be imported from other countries.

At the very least I believe that items should be clearly labelled so that both sellers and buyers understand what they have in their shops. I want to urge readers to check carefully what they are buying as they may be inadvertently complicit in supporting a cruel fur trade.

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