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Fur labeling law passes in Congress

The House today passed a law requiring ALL products with fur to be labeled, no matter the cost. Existing law requires only products retailing for more than $150 to be labeled, a giant loophole. Hey, if it passes the Senate, it will wallop the fur trade. There are politicians who care (sometimes).
For Immediate Release
July 28, 2010

House Passes Truth in Fur Labeling Act Moran backed bill approved unanimously

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat from Virginia, co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, and author of the Truth in Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), lauded the House's passage of the legislation by a unanimous voice vote this afternoon. The bill closes a loophole in the nearly 60-year-old fur labeling law to require the labeling of all apparel containing animal fur, regardless of its dollar value.

Recent investigations conducted by the Humane Society of United States (HSUS) found a proliferation of falsely labeled and falsely advertised fur on fashion clothing sold by some of the largest names in U.S. retailing. Of the fur-trimmed jackets subjected to mass spectrometry testing by HSUS, 96 percent were found to be domestic dog, wolf or raccoon dog, and either mislabeled or not labeled at all.

"Most people would be outraged to learn that their favorite hat or pair of gloves was lined, not with faux fur, but with the fur of their favorite companion animal," said Moran. "But it's a reality due to a loophole in current law that allows apparel worth less than $150 to go unlabeled."

The Fur Products Labeling Act of 1951 requires labels disclosing the name of the species, the manufacturer, the country of origin and other pertinent information for consumers on fur products sold in the United States. That law, however, exempts products sold for under $150.

"My bill applies the current common sense labeling standards to the estimated 13 percent of the fur market that falls beneath the $150 threshold. Finally, consumers will get the truth about the composition of their fur and faux fur items."

The Truth in Fur Labeling Act will now go to the Senate for consideration.

Fur Is Murder. 29.Jul.2010 13:12

We all bleed.

Fur should be outlawed. It should be "against the law" to steal anyone's skin, regardless of the species. Speciesism allows for the theft of another's skin because some humans feel superior to other animals so they feel justified in their actions with no regard for how "inhumane" it is. Anything for money/profit in some people's eyes $$$. It's against the law to harvest, sell, buy, and wear human skin; as it should be. Humans are animals too. Why should it be okay to "harvest" the skins of other animals for "profit" just because they are of another species? It is abhorrent, disgusting and hateful. It is a horrific injustice/crime and until it ends humanity will not find peace.

FUR IS MURDER.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBR0Mz9iWrw

The Truth about Fur  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkJVcqhAuz0&feature=related

Earthlings (Find the courage and watch it— make the connection)  http://veg-tv.info/Earthlings

STOP KILLING ANIMALS. Resistance against animal torture and abuse.

The fur industry is cruel, evil and heartless. We need to speak out and have compassion for and defend the innocent among us (animals included). We need to be the *voice for the voiceless* whose skin is ripped from them while often still alive.

Why would anyone in good conscience let this happen... to a helpless animal? It's wrong and it must end. In order to help in stopping it we must have our 'eyes wide open' to the suffering. It cannot be ignored/denied. It has to be seen for the crime that it is. The system we live 'under' is backwards and obscene. "Profit" is made from the suffering and 'skin' of others. People who murder make me sick. Those who fight for justice and compassion are seen by some as the "enemy" but we know the truth because it is right before our eyes and for the whole world to see. We are mistakenly seen as a threat because we stand against those who 'profit from murder'. It's up to all of us to end the torture and suffering. Ultimately we will prevail. Demand JUSTICE for the animals. If not you... who? If not now... when?

"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

-— Peace

Fur Farm photos… 30.Jul.2010 12:01

We all bleed.

Thought some fur farm photos should be included as well. The atrocities carried out at these places cannot go ignored.

As stated from the following site— "In many cases, individuals who wear fur try to justify their actions by claiming their coat was made from animals killed on a ranch, as opposed to animals that suffered for days in a steel jaw leghold trap (leghold trap). There is a misconception that ranch raised fur is "humane". Unfortunately, there is nothing humane about depriving these animals from their behavioral and physiological needs. Fur farming is nothing more than institutionalized torture." >>> from Mercy for Animals website  http://www.mercyforanimals.org/fur_farms.asp

The best defense is sharing information and helping spread awareness to others. Knowledge is empowering.  http://liberationbc.org/issues/fur

More on Fur  http://www.animalliberation.org.au/fur2.php

The Truth about Fur  link to humanityy.com

Wearing animals for clothing is completely inexcusable, egotistical, heartless and hideous. To forsake the lives of animals is to betray ourselves. Animals should be free, it is their nature. More power to animal liberators everywhere. Much respect to those who defend Earth's creatures against the harm and atrocities committed against them. Animals are used/abused as "merchandise" and treated as "commodities" worldwide. They are not 'objects', they are alive and they love their lives just as people love their own lives. More power to those who *defend the Earth*— think globally/defend locally. Being indifferent and being apathetic to suffering causes more suffering. We need to care, for the sake of the planet. By helping them we are helping ourselves rise above 'cruelty and hate' that is destroying the world. It's up to all of us to defend animal's rights and protect them against exploitation/oppression.
One Earth - One Love

"The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position." ~Christine Stevens (AWI)

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker

"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." ~Schopenhauer

p.s.- Thanks Wonkie for the article, but I have more faith in the people at the 'grassroots' level to affect real change than I do in Congress. 'We' have love of animals and love of nature and the environment on our side as opposed to those who only place value on money and so-called "profit" at the expense of the innocent. I just don't trust politicians at all because they always answer to the money $$$. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Fur is Cruel and Hateful / Say NO to the Fur industry of death!!!
Foxes at fur farm
Foxes at fur farm
Mink in cage at fur farm
Mink in cage at fur farm
Have Respect & Compassion – END ANIMAL CRUELTY
Have Respect & Compassion – END ANIMAL CRUELTY

Demand Congress to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 01.Aug.2010 13:32


Animals are continually betrayed— just the same as all of us. We can always count on being lied to and betrayed. Historically, this is just the way it always is.

Demand the full truth be told relating to animal rights to end the cruelty committed against them and to help end their suffering. It's up to us to 'be their voice' and to demand justice and help end the 'living hell' and ultimate excruciatingly painful death they are put through. The truth isn't told by those in Congress or by any others in so-called "positions of power". Their own personal selfish "interests" are all they really care about. They talk in circles and little or nothing gets accomplished, other than they continue to fill their own pockets $$$.

Regarding Congress and "trust"— I trust they will continue to uphold the status quo complete with never ending lies & betrayal. What evidence exists to show they won't? It's the same story always. No 'hope or change' comes from them ever.

I have no trust in Washington DC "politicians" to ever 'tell the truth'. They only tell their version of the truth. The "truth" that benefits them only.

With regard to JUSTICE— it is 'just us' that will make that happen. We're on our own.
One Love
One Love