December 1, 2009
The HSUS and retailer Lord & Taylor have reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging that several large department stores and fashion designers have repeatedly engaged in false advertising and mislabeling of fur garments. Lord & Taylor will end all use of raccoon dog fur and reform its advertising and garment labeling practices.
November 23, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States praised New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine for signing legislation into law requiring all garments made of animal fur to be labeled as such. The consumer protection measure passed both the Assembly and the Senate with large margins.
June 25, 2009
The HSUS praised the New Jersey State Senate for passing legislation requiring all garments made of animal fur to be labeled as such.
May 5, 2009
The European Union has banned the trade in seal products, closing a major market for the fur and saving the lives of untold hundreds of thousands of seals.
April 27, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States welcomes the announcement by Hardy Life, LLC and Don Ed Hardy that animal fur will no longer be used in any new Ed Hardy brand product, making him the latest designer to say 'no' to animal cruelty.
March 19, 2009
Court Settlement Will End Raccoon Dog Fur Sales By Andrew Marc
March 2, 2009
The EU's Internal Markets and Consumer Protection Committee voted for a strong seal products ban. The next step is a plenary vote.