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Italy: 'Cashmere' Clothes Found to Contain Rat Fur


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Carrie
- 204 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Clothing being sold as cashmere actually contains rat fur, it appears, as Italian police arrest 14 people and seize more than a million garments.



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:05 pm
Unbelievable!..............Rats!!! China's reputation for peddling fake goods may be hurting its legitimate industries elsewhere in the world. I started quite a while ago to try to not buy anything made in China. I would sooner pay more and buy from small stores that make their own clothing.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Linda Moore (219)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:01 pm
Yeah, I TRY not to buy "made in China", but it's not easy! I'll bet the Italians were thoroughly disgusted!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:16 pm
Wow, what else?
 

BnKatieNOMESPLE D. (81)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:11 pm
We've got to be more careful now. Rat fur! Yuck!
Thank You Carrie
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 4:36 am
??
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:00 am
Bastards!
 

Chrissie H. (19)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 8:46 am
Nothing surprises me anymore ! Thanks Carrie , noted.
 

Czerny A. (18)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 8:51 am
Why so horrified? Rabbits are also rodents and angora is prized and costly, and their fur is ripped alive from their skin with no noise from us. Why is it ok to yank hair from rabbits but not from rats?. It's all about connotation and associations regarding rats in our minds. As living creatures, rats are clean and intelligent. They got their undeserved reputation because we humans create the filthy conditions which attract the rats. I despise the Chinese for their deception, but shouldn't we also look to ourselves for our desire for expensive and unnecessary luxuries?
 

Barry B. (20)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 8:57 am
All those who are surprised that the Chinese pulled another fast one, raise your hands.
 

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Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:47 am
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Farah Hage Ali (156)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 10:45 am
noted, thank you for sharing this story. The situation is really disgusting and worrying at the same time. As consumers, we started to doubt almost all goods found in the markets.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 12:41 pm
Ewwwwww, I don't wear fur from any animal.
 

norma laborie (32)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 1:36 pm
I can't see the page!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 2:56 pm
noted, thanks
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 4:43 pm
If I'm suppposed to feel sympathy....don;t hold your breath.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:44 pm
You never know what you will get if the label says made in China.
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:11 am
Prohibit all fur, use synthetic materials

Love living animals
 

Aurea Walker (192)
Friday February 7, 2014, 8:11 am
Bravo gli italianie! Do so wish our own American governmental officials were as good as the Italians in going after the fraudulent purveyors. Here in America we do not have a clue as to what we get from China. It is things like contaminated dog food, human "food" clothing you name it! I do not wear angora anything as I found it to be too itchy, and after seeing how it is obtained from the poor rabbits I thank my lucky stars for my itchy factor. However, what I would like to do to "humans" who do what they do to the rabbits I shall leave to your imagination, trust me it is nothing nice. I wonder how they obtain cashmere. I know how it used to be collected. Sadly it probably is no longer done humanely. Am not anti Chinese, but do try to avoid purchasing anything made in china. You just never know what it might be or how inhumanely it was gotten.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:08 am
Wow....
 

Marija Mohoric (51)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:24 am
noted, tks for sharing
 

Jennifer H. (1)
Monday February 17, 2014, 6:58 pm
Another problem with chinese products....Can't say I'm surprised. It is depressing that they are so prevalent here.
 
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