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Jan 15, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: United States

Penney Admits Fur Is From Canines

DALLAS -- J.C. Penney said it's putting some fur-trimmed coats back on the racks, but insists the fur comes from Asiatic raccoons, not dogs.
The coats were pulled just before Christmas, after animal rights activists objected to their sale. A spokesman for The Humane Society said the animal is a type of wild dog.
Both The Humane Society and Penney sent samples of the fur to labs, which confirmed they came from raccoon dogs. The company noted that the fur is legal to sell in the United States, and said the animal is not a dog, but admits it is a canine breed. Activists from Swiss Animal Protection posing as a documentary film crew say they went to China and photographed raccoon dogs and foxes being killed at large fur-harvesting operations. The crew's disturbing video -- posted on the Internet -- shows animals clubbed or slammed on the ground. Some continue writhing, gasping and blinking as they are skinned alive.

Last week, Penney allowed the coats to go back on sale, with the word raccoon blotted out on its labels. Animal-rights groups are using the incident to pressure Penney to drop sales of all real fur. But company officials said Penney will continue to sell "a few fur-trim items."
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