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Fur Labeling Bill Clears California Assembly

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 5, 2010
The California Assembly approved the legislation. I would require any coat, wrap or other item containing real animal fur to be labeled as such. Currently, federal law only requires labels for items containing fur worth 150 dollars or more. And Jennifer Fearing with the Humane Society of the United States says a lot of less expensive items with real fur trim are for sale in California. She says consumers may think they’re synthetic because there’s no fur label. Fearing says the Human Society’s goal is a federal fur labeling law:

“Our strong hope is that passage of this law in California will be the final push that’s needed to go ahead and get that congressional legislation through.”

Fearing says several other states, including New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Massachusetts already have fur labeling requirements.   The California bill heads next to the state Senate.
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