The Humane Society of the United States

Dogs and Cats in the Fur Trade

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Buying fur or fur trim supports an industry that kills millions of domestic dogs and cats each year—both on purpose and accidentally in traps.

Although most dog and cat victims of the fur trade are raised and killed in China and other parts of Asia, their fur is exported for sale worldwide.

The United States already bans the sale of dog and cat fur (prompted by an HSUS investigation), but recent investigations found that dog fur is still slipping into the country on unlabeled and falsely advertised jackets.

In the United States, traps set for wild animals like foxes and bobcats maim or kill countless dogs and cats each year.

European Union Bans Dog, Cat Fur

International outrage about images of dogs and cats being killed for their fur helped spur the ban.

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