The European Parliament is planning for a Europe wide ban on cat and dog fur imports that would be effective December 2008. This ban aims to block cat and dog fur imports at the border, introduce penalties for traders, and encourage sharing of information on how to detect cat and dog fur.
More about the ban on cat and dog fur after the jump.
From BBC News:
“Many people are unwittingly deceived into buying garments made out of cat and dog fur due to mislabelling. This law will put an end to these deceptive practices,” said Labour MEP Arlene McCarthy.
Europe and Russia are reported to be the main markets for the cats and dogs killed in China and some other Asian countries.
David Neale, UK director of Animals Asia Foundation, said the ban would stop hundreds of thousands if not millions of animals from being killed.