Monday, February 12, 2007

Rep. Moran: Cats Are Not Clothes

House Jim has introduced legislation:

H.R. 891 - Rep. James Moran [D-VA]
To ensure that domestic dog and cat fur is prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, or advertised in the United States and to require the labeling of all fur products under the Fur Products Labeling Act.

A recent constituent letter declared:
Americans don't agree with dogs and cats being used to make garments sold in the U.S. So why then are coats from major designers being found to include the fur of our companion animals?
It further explained:
It is illegal to import, export, sell or advertise any domestic dog or cat fur in the United States. But unfortunately for consumers and the animals involved, garment labels only have to identify a product's fur if the value of the fur used exceeds $150.
While not a passion of mine, I don't oppose this legislation. I do, however, oppose putting animals before people when it comes to our legislative priorities.

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