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Government response to Fur Trade report ‘a missed opportunity’

06 November 2018

Neil Parish MP, the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, has commented on the Government’s response to the Fur Trade Report.

Chair's comments

“The government’s response to the Fur Trade Report is a missed opportunity to make the country’s retailers responsible for what they sell to customers. The report revealed that real fur is being sold as fake, proving that retailers are ignoring their responsibility to consumers. We wanted to see the Government use the Report to address this worrying, often unchecked, issue.
 
Brexit also gives the UK the option to strengthen labelling of clothes, which must be consistent and customer-friendly. Sadly, it seems the government will waste this chance to address the ongoing problems in the Fur Trade industry, failing many retailers and consumers in the process.”

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