Millions of cats and dogs 'killed for fur coats'

Concern that some coats sold in Britain may be made from dog or cat fur

source: Andrew Woodcock
Independent March 1 2000 p5

DNA tests are being carried out on fur coats purchased from a major UK retailer, due to fears that they contain cat or dog fur. The Humane Society of the United States has filmed dogs being killed and skinned. Over two million animals may have perished in this way. Furs may be exported from Far Eastern countries. It is not illegal to import cat and dog fur into the European Union. False labeling is used so that customers are not alerted, such as dog fur described as wolf or sobaki fur, and cat fur described as mountain cat.