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The Humane Society of the United States led an investigation into Century 21's e-commerce site and inside two New York City locations, and found that the retailer sells several animal fur garments in violation of state and federal fur labeling laws. The HSUS press release explains:
"In September 2012, HSUS investigators purchased three Marc by Marc Jacobs jackets online from Century 21, where they were advertised as having 'faux fur' trim. Upon delivery all three jacket labels indicated 'real raccoon fur' from China and laboratory testing of one jacket indicated it was actually raccoon dog."Raccoon dog, for the record, is totally a real animal and looks like this.
In New York, it's against the law to leave fur on apparel unlabeled or mislabeled, and it even requires that a description of the kind of fur used and the country of origin is included, though the latter is rarely enforced.
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