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Jay-Z and Diddy's dog fur coats

Society Materials 18 January 2007 14:12
Jay-Z and Diddy's dog fur coats

(femalefirst.co.uk) - Jay-Z and Diddy's design ranges of "faux fur" coats are actually made of dog fur.

Tests carried out by the Humane Society of the United States have found that coats in Diddy's Sean John label and jackets from Jay-Z's Rocawear line are made from the fur of raccoon dogs.

CEO and president of the animal rights organization, Wayne Pacelle, said: "It is abhorrent that someone purchasing what they think is 'faux fur' is actually getting fur from a type of dog that may have been skinned alive.

"False advertising and labelling of raccoon dog fur is rampant in the fashion industry, and the amount of potential consumer deception is staggering."

The Humane Society said it had informed Jay-Z and Rocawear about the problem over a week ago, but no corrective action was taken and the jackets were still featured on the fashion firm's website, being sold for $265.

But on Tuesday (16.01.07), a Rocawear spokesperson announced that as soon as Jay-Z was informed about the use of dog fur he had the jackets removed from his line.

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