The US has hit a cold snap as of late and everyone is grabbing their big coat, the coat I like to call The Bear
. The bear does exceptionally well when you have to endure the hawk
for long periods of time.
In this fashion conscious country you find that a lot of people chose coats with faux fur around the collar. Well, I hate to be the one to tell you, but that fur might be dog, racoon dog that is.
Many fur or fur-trimmed jackets sold in the United States as having “faux fur” — or not labeled at all — are actually made, at least in part, from dog fur, the Humane Society of the United States said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday.
Out of 25 jackets that it tested, the group said, 24 were incorrectly labeled. In many cases, it said, tests showed the fur came from raccoon dogs, nocturnal residents of Asian and northern European forests that bear a remarkable resemblance to raccoons.
I guess the saying “you get what you pay for” comes to mind in this case.
Humane Society: ‘Faux fur’ often dog hair