Skip to comments.Marc Jacobs' 'faux fur' garments actually use the coats of Chinese canines
Posted on 03/08/2013 8:00:02 PM PST by chessplayer
It's a faux fur fakeout Marc Jacobs jackets being sold at Century 21 department stores actually contain dog hair.
Even if the labels say otherwise, the faux fur garments sold by the retailer are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, a breed thats often skinned alive for its soft coat.
Tests arranged as part of an undercover probe by the Humane Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) identified various items hawked by Century 21 as containing real canine fur, disgusted shoppers found out Thursday.
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It’s like the horse meat controversy ... who cares, fur is fur and meat is meat. Just because they are considered pets in some countries doesn’t mean they should be excluded from other uses. How many of us have pet fish and yet we eat fish ...
Of course false advertising is another thing.
I would tend to agree, but have grave reservations when I see claims of "skinned alive".
What you do with an animal after you humanely kill it is one thing. To torture an animal like the Chinese apparently do with dogs (dunking them in boiling water to skin them) before eating, or taking the fur while still alive is just evil.
This is absolutely horrific.
“Skinned alive to make fake Uggs: Horrific footage reveals slow, sickening deaths of raccoon dogs”
“Pitiful: A bloodied and dazed creature is shown still alive but helpless on a pile of corpses”
“Agony: A raccoon dog is beaten to stop it struggling so it can be skinned alive”
So you have no problem with the dogs being slowly skinned alive. Wow.
Putting words in my mouth. Never said I agree with skinning them alive, just that I didn’t see any difference between the meat of a dog and any other meat.
Because you completely ignored the fact that they are being skinned alive.
“at controversy ... who cares, fur is fur and meat is meat. Just because they are considered pets in some countries doesnt mean they should be excluded from other uses. How many of us have pet fish and yet we eat fish ...
Of course false advertising is another thing.”
It is illegal to import items made of dog or cat fur into the US.
It should not be difficult to devise a biochemical assay to reveal whether items are made of dog, cat, or a more acceptable animal.
I could open a business doing that...
And my whole argument was about the use of dog fur in clothing and dog meat as food ... not about the boiling alive of animals (even though we think nothing of dropping a live lobster into boiling water). I would think that we, as a civilized country, wouldn’t need any comment on this barbaric practice.
Big difference between dogs and fish. Fish can’t even recognize you; dogs give unconditional love. Not as big, but there’s a big difference between cattle and horses, too.
The Indonesians put a dog in a sack and beat it to death to tenderize the meat.
That’s what the young obama ate and liked.
Could be worse though, he could have carried a dog suffering from diarrhea home in a pet carrier on the roof of the car.
A pet, is a pet, be it a fish or an elephant. Telling a child that their pet fish is dead and telling a child their pet dog is dead amounts to the same thing.
As for differences between a cow and a horse ... cows, in general, are not cute, horses are, therefore we have no problems eating a cow, but a horse is different.
In our culture horses and dogs are considered pets therefore we have problems with the idea of using them for food ... not so in many cultures worldwide.
Having had the occasion to live in a Montinyard village back in the day, food was food and dog was food just like chicken was in our country. However, I will admit, the animals were dead before skinning.
I have to wonder if the report is totally falsified. Marc Jacobs is a direct competitor of Michael Kors for purses and other items.
Michael Kors turned out to be a big, big Obummer fan. This sort of resembles Clinton’s attack on Microsoft after his buddy from Netscape Navigator donated large sums to his campaign.
You could be on to something, I put my be research effert on this.
I am sure there is a relevant point to that comment that pertains to torturing mammals prior to eating them or using them for ornamentation...................
Dogs are “man’s best friend”. The same can’t be said for, e.g. a mink.
Your inability to discern these differences doesn’t mean that the differences aren’t important.
And you are right. The “dog as mans best friend” is a western concept, however it is not a concept held world over. And as a person born in the western world I understand the concept of ‘dog as best friend’, I own several and would never consider eating any of them ... unless I was starving to death.
I am wondering if the report is true as well. I didn’t know about the connection you pointed to but over the years I have learned not to trust many groups that claim to protect animals. I would want to see an independent lab test before believing this story.
Unfortunately I believe it. Probably going on as we speak right now in fact.
Agree completely. Consumers should know what they are supporting in buying garments made from these animals.
Great post. And... best response to this problem.
So is skinning alive. Other than laziness and sadism, what’s the point of that?
Some men hunt for sport,
Others hunt for food,
The only thing I’m hunting for,
Is an outfit that looks good...
See my vest, see my vest,
Made from real gorilla chest,
Feel this sweater, there’s no better,
Than authentic Irish setter.
See this hat, ‘twas my cat,
My evening wear - vampire bat,
These white slippers are albino
African endangered rhino.
Grizzly bear underwear,
Turtles’ necks, I’ve got my share,
Beret of poodle, on my noodle
It shall rest,
Try my red robin suit,
It comes one breast or two,
See my vest, see my vest,
See my vest.
Like my loafers? Former gophers -
It was that or skin my chauffeurs,
But a greyhound fur tuxedo
Would be best,
So let’s prepare these dogs,
Kill two for matching clogs,
See my vest, see my vest,
Oh please, won’t you see my vest
Thanks for posting.. What kind of narcissist buys this stuff anyway? Bookmark for later, after breakfast digests.
Believe `claims of “skinned alive”.’ and ‘Humane Society’ and I can assure you that the word `gullible’ is NOT in the dictionary!
(Not directed at you, gunner — you show a healthy cynicism but some people actually believe HSUS’ hysterical lies.)
I don’t understand why they can’t kill it and then skin it so it wouldn’t suffer? That is just horrible.
On the one hand, liberals love animals and hate fur. Even more, they hate the abuse of dogs.
OTOH China is America’s enemy so they can’t be criticized by liberals.
It’s hard to be a liberal.
Marc Jacobs. Overpriced trash. Now with comes with Fido hair to jack up the price by $150.
Never liked anything he came out with, too over rated.
I do know that without Oprah and her “favorite things”, Marc Jacobs would not be as popular as he seems to be. Maybe if Jacobs decided he wanted to make his items out of cocker spaniels it would get her attention. Cow.
Where are the Hollywood “activists” to enlighten us on this issue? Darrel Hanna should be squealing about these poor dogs but her fat arse is sitting in a tree somewhere in Berkeley.
Obama eats a tortured dog, he’s a saint.
Romney brings a sick dog home, he’s a cur.
I was commenting on selective outrage.
I have to say I am skeptical because the Humane Society is involved. I have caught them in too many shenanigans over the years. I do not believe them unless I see other evidence and I do not donate one cent to them, I donate to local groups that I know truly help animals.
But why would the Humane Society make false charges against fine communists in China?
The thing about a dog with diarrhea went right over my head.
The translated lyrics are as follows:
At Shō-jō-ji Temple
The garden is bright on the moonlit night.
Lets come and together,
We are raccoon dog friends,
Keep up with the Priest,
Lets come and beat on the belly drum together.
At Shō-jō-ji Temple,
The bush clover is in full bloom on the moonlit night.
How merry and playful!