The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit in D.C. against six retailers and designers — Dillard's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Andrew Marc — claiming they falsely label real fur as "faux" and pass Asian raccoon dog fur off as fox, rabbit and raccoon. The HSUS claims it only took legal steps after having the allegedly faux fur analyzed and sending dozens of letters to the stores notifying them of the findings. In addition to fines, the HSUS has asked that the falsely-labeled inventory be seized, and has suggested that charges be filed against the retailers. [Crains]
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