Stop the Killing of Raccoon Dogs
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Dear Animal Lovers,
A startling investigation from last year shows that 80 percent of jackets mislabeled
as "faux" fur contain raccoon dog fur. But amazingly, the inhumanity that these dogs
face does not stop at being beaten and tortured for their fur. Recently, some 1,500
dogs that were bred for their fur have died after eating feed tainted with melamine,
the same chemical that contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of
babies in China (read story see below).
It's horrific that U.S. law has yet to catch up with the realities in the fur industry.
As long as killing dogs for their fur is profitable, and consumers are duped into
thinking their jackets are "faux" fur, China's breeders will continue to do it. Urge
your lawmaker to cosponsor the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act now, and end the cruelty
against these innocent dogs »
While U.S. law prohibits the import and sale of dog and cat fur products, a legal loophole
prevents our laws from protecting raccoon dogs, even though they are true dogs (they are
members of the canine family native to the dense woodlands and forests of Asia). Nor does
our law require the industry to label products with fur valued under $150.
Please urge Congress to close this loophole and protect animals from this terrible fate today:
Thanks for taking action!
Care2 Campaign Team
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Stop Raccoon Killing
Speak Up for Dogs Raised, Poisoned and Tortured For Their Fur!
To kill the raccoon dogs without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat
or stomp the animals to death. These methods are not 100 percent effective and some
animals "wake up" while being skinned. We need your help to win federal protection!
Protect Raccoon Dogs - Stop Deceptive Labeling of "Faux" Fur!
Target: U.S. Congress
Sponsored by: http://www.Care2.com
A startling investigation shows that 80 percent of jackets mislabeled as faux fur
contain raccoon dog fur (learn more). U.S. law prohibits the import and sale of dog
and cat fur products – but the law does not protect raccoon dogs, nor does it require
labeling products with fur valued under $150.
Wild raccoon dogs are members of the canine family native to dense woodlands and
forests of Asia, but they are domesticated in China primarily for their fur. Undercover
video footage shows gruesome methods used, such as skinning them alive. Estimates of
how many raccoon dogs are killed each year range from 1.5 million to 4 million.
Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) have introduced the Dog and Cat Fur
Prohibition Act (H.R. 891), a bill that would protect raccoon dogs and require the
labeling of all fur products, thus closing the loophole that has allowed the deceptive
marketing of real fur as "faux" fur.
Please urge your Representative to help close this loophole by cosponsoring the Dog
and Cat Fur Prohibition Act now!