Hey! I love your jack, it looks so warm! Where did you get it?
Hi! Thank you, I just bought it from the shop “Natural Fur Traders” down the street.
Oh no, I hate to tell you this but that store just got caught in violation of the Fur Products Labeling Act!
Really? What is that act and what does that mean for me?
Essentially, the act requires fur distributors and manufacturers to disclose specific information on their products in order to provide consumers with specific, accurate information about the products they are buying. It protects you and other consumers from being deceived while buying fur products.
Wow, I paid $600 for this coyote fur jacket...what type of activities does this act specifically prohibit then?
This act prohibits non-compliance with fur labeling, mechanics of labeling, invoices and advertising, and record keeping requirements.
So what you're saying is that my jacket might not be real coyote fur?
Yes, I suggest that you go to a fur professional to see if your jacket really is made with authentic coyote fur. If it isn't then the fur product manufacturer, importer, distributor, or the store itself, could be subject to penalties for violation of the act. Since this store has already been in violation of this act they might even have criminal proceedings brought against them.
Wow, thank you so much for all this information! I will make sure to get this fur checked out right away! Hopefully everything checks out, otherwise justice will be served!!!