By  on February 16, 2009

NEW YORK — The Humane Society of the U.S. and a New York assemblywoman alleged Monday that some major retailers violated the state fur labeling law.

Humane Society investigators and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D., Manhattan) said they visited Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in January and found fur-trimmed jackets without labeling to identify the kind of fur used. A state law requiring retailers to clearly indicate whether they are using synthetic or real fur in the garments they sell went into effect in November 2007.

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