Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Got 99 Problems & Ya' Fur is One

A jacket from Jigga's clothing line, Rocawear, allegedly has dog fur in its collar, even though it's advertised as having fake fur. According to an investigation by The Humane Society of the United States, the Hunter jacket on Rocawear.com contains real fur from a raccoon dog, a dog indigenous to Asia that The Humane Society claims are skinned alive for the coats, hence the uproar.

As of today, the $265 coat was still a "featured" item on the Rocawear website. Late last year, a similar investigation found that raccoon dog fur was being used in a coat in rap mogul P. Diddy's "Sean John" collection; that item was removed from stores within a few days.

Reps for Jay-Z and Rocawear could not immediately be reached for comment. The Humane Society said that it informed the company of the issue a week ago, but that they've taken no action. [ source ]

Once again - damn shame. This is what a racoon dog looks like, just so we're all on the same bizarre page. You know, Fraggle, if worst comes to worst you can always use Solange's bikini wax remains for your collars. Nobody will even be able to tell the difference. That way you save money and animals - everyone's happy!


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