Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dog Fur Clothes

I came across a very interesting article this week that talked about a growing trend among dog owners ... wearing clothing made from their dog's fur! I was astonished to see just how many dog owners have had sweaters and coats spun like lamb's wool from their dogs!

The trend is called Canine Couture. Two women in Germany and England have made a business out of using fur and hair from very posh pets to create equally posh sweaters, scarves, gloves, coats, hats and wraps for their owners!

It turns out that dog fur has been used in clothing for quite some time now, often times without people even knowing it. In fact, an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States a few years ago revealed that some of the biggest names in fashion sold garments made of dog fur over the Internet and mislabeled it as "faux" or from another species. This furry fashion trend has been, without a doubt, a very controversial issue - particularly among animal activists. In fact, a new fur labeling law was introduced into Congress because of it.

So what do you think? Do you see it as a harmless fashion trend where owners just want to look like their dogs, or is it unethical? Would you wear clothing made from your dog's fur?

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