Amid all the hagiography (outside of California) for soon to be ex-Governor Schwarzenegger, comes this: he vetoed a bill that would have required clothing made with fur to be properly labeled. Currently, so-called faux fur products are actually made of real fur, just the fur from less “desirable” animals. The gov was concerned about cost. Apparently, the $1,000 penalty was just too harsh for manufacturers who deliberately deceive the buying public. Never mind that Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Wisconsin have such labeling requirements or that even the the Congress is getting into the act or that, by golly, it’s just the right thing to do. The judgment of history can be brutal indeed.
Filed under: fur farming | Tagged: animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal ethics, animal law, animal suffering, animal welfare, farmed animals, faux fur, fur, fur farming, Governor Schwarzenegger, Schwarzenegger, The Truth in Fur Labeling Act |