Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Is Jay-Z Rockin' Dog Fur?
An investigation by the Humane Society of the United States finds that the $265 "Hunter" jacket from Hov's Rocawear clothing line contains real fur from the raccoon dog, although the jacket is advertised as using fake fur. According to the Humane Society, the animal is skinned alive to harvest its fur. Source: School of Hip-Hop
I'm going to get all crazy animal rights here and say that, if real fur is still being used in these jackets, it's got to stop. There is no reason whatsoever, in an age where synthetic fur is readily available, to be killing animals solely for their fur. Thanks to the Humane Society, and the School of Hip-Hop, for bringing this story to light.