Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You Sure That Fur Is Fake, Part II

For background, see this:

Kudos to the California State Assembly, for tackling this issue.

via The Associated Press:
Clothes that are made with animal fur would need special labels in California under legislation adopted Monday by the State Assembly. Lawmakers voted 46 to 7 to close a loophole in federal law that allows many fur products to go unlabeled. Current law requires labels only for garments that have $150 or more worth of animal fur. The bill now goes to the State Senate. ”I think there is an expectation that if clothing isn’t labeled as real fur it must be fake, but this isn’t always the case,” Fiona Ma, the author of the bill, said in a statement after the vote. ”People have a right to know if they are buying raccoon, dog or a polyester blend.”
Full story here: