The pitiless fur industry mistreats and kills more than 50 million animals a year. With many warm, chic alternatives available, there’s no reason to wear animal fur. More and more designers and retailers are making compassion their fashion, so check our list before you shop.
Avoiding animal fur saves lives and reduces suffering.
HSUS investigators found that many garments containing animal fur are incorrectly advertised or labeled—sometimes even tagged as faux. Often the fur comes from raccoon dogs. The only way for a company to be sure they aren’t duping their customers is to stop selling animal fur.
HSUS works with designers and retailers, even fashion design students, to show how alternatives to fur continue to improve, allowing the look of fur without the cruelty.
News & Events
August 16, 2016
Consumers today want to see humane treatment for animals in all spheres—including food, fashion, and entertainment. Through its work with corporate leaders in various industries, The HSUS is making sure that people know what they’re getting when they buy a ticket, a coat, or an egg—and helping the animals who are part of the system get a better deal.
August 9, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States asks the Federal Trade Commission to bring enforcement action under federal consumer protection laws against 17 retailers for false advertising of fur garments.
February 1, 2016
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May 7, 2015
Apparel brand Andrew Marc has settled a civil contempt suit with The Humane Society of the United States after an investigation revealed raccoon dog fur violations.