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High Street Stores 'Sold Cat Fur Hats'
The Local ^ | 06 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/06/2014 3:10:42 PM PST by nickcarraway

Items made of cat fur have been found in two leading German high street chains, it emerged on Monday.

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Animal protection group Animals' Liberty found clothes shop Tom Tailor was selling cat fur hats and drugstore chain Müller cat fur pompoms.

Experts confirmed to the group that the fur was indeed cat in reports which can be seen on the Animals' Liberty Facebook page. The fur likely came from China, according to the group. "The fur industry knows no limits," Animals' Liberty said on their Facebook page.

They added that they had informed the relevant veterinary offices and the consumer protection board as importing fur from domestic animals had been illegal in the EU since 2009. Müller released a statement following the accusation saying that the items were “promptly taken off the shelves.” Tom Tailor said that “we deeply regret what has happened," Bild newspaper reported.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cats; germany; hats
The cat in a hat?
1 posted on 01/06/2014 3:10:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The Cat is the Hat.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 3:12:09 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

The Hat is a Cat.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 3:12:50 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

The Hat is a Cat.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 3:13:12 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s a cat hat.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 3:14:07 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: nickcarraway

Cat hat fever....


6 posted on 01/06/2014 3:17:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Don’t be catty, says the EU.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 3:17:27 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: nickcarraway

8 posted on 01/06/2014 3:18:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Purrrfect


9 posted on 01/06/2014 3:24:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

A feline fedora


10 posted on 01/06/2014 3:24:42 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

are they made in China?


11 posted on 01/06/2014 3:25:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway
Don't tell Jim Traficant about this.

He might get ideas.

Leni

12 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:12 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 01/06/2014 3:29:20 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: driftdiver

A pussy pompadour.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 3:30:35 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: nickcarraway

I’d like to know how they knew it was cat fur. Calico? Other coloration that gave it away? Someone’s dog wanted to chase it?


15 posted on 01/06/2014 3:35:24 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: nickcarraway
"She wears a coat that she calls mink,
But it looks like a cat all dipped in ink."

--from Drunk, Drunk, Drunk by the Kidds

16 posted on 01/06/2014 3:38:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

I guess folks caught on to nutria hats.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 3:38:50 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: nickcarraway

I will be clawed for this, but so what. If you want puddy cat hats and are willing to pay for it, I have no problem w/ someone providing them.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 3:40:16 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Sirius Lee
A pussy pompadour.

what can I say....Can I go to the ‘prefer them shaved’ gambit?

or the ‘just a landing strip is nice' dynamic?

19 posted on 01/06/2014 3:41:38 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Liberty Valance
That hat would go very nicely with these

20 posted on 01/06/2014 3:41:42 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Manic_Episode

21 posted on 01/06/2014 3:46:15 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor kitty.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 3:50:23 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: nickcarraway

Considering how many cats get euthanized in animal shelters every week, they probably got the fur for free.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 3:55:18 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: SauronOfMordor

“Considering how many cats get euthanized in animal shelters every week, they probably got the fur for free.”

I hear it comes in a ball.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 4:02:22 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

China slaughtering and using real cats? Gee, I’m shocked.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 4:35:46 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: meatloaf

DNA analysis, I suspect.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 4:37:24 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: nickcarraway

27 posted on 01/06/2014 5:20:56 PM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: nickcarraway

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!


28 posted on 01/06/2014 5:22:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t be fooled by the hat ;-)


29 posted on 01/06/2014 6:31:08 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Manic_Episode

Cat juggling has been outlawed in several counties right here in Texas.

Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut


30 posted on 01/06/2014 8:47:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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