05 Oct '11, 4am

Fur Trade May Be Linked To Ugg and Other Australian Imports | Care2 Causes

Fur Trade May Be Linked To Ugg and Other Australian Imports | Care2 Causes

Shocking news was released by Humane Society International tying the famous Australian Ugg boot company to the horrific animal cruelty in the fur trade. An investigation by HSI found boot makers for Ugg Australia footwear were among a group of Australian manufacturers mislabeling products as wool when they were actually using the pelts of raccoon dogs, skinned alive in China. “HSI Director Verna Simpson said the Ugg boots her organization tested were just one of dozens of products being imported into Australia using raccoon dog fur and in other cases canine dog fur which is banned in Australia.” The animal rights group gathered a team which included an animal hair identification expert to test and analyze a wide range of clothing. One pair of Ugg boots tested by HSI revealed they contained dog raccoon fur, but were labeled “Australian sheep skin.” The tragic plight of racc...

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