Supermodel and Real Housewives of Miami star, Joanna Krupa, is on the forefront on the fight against fur. Krupa just released a new campaign for PETA. She explains to Jane why she is leading the fight against people using fur for fashion.
The Fur Information Council of America released the following statement:
The production of farmed and wild furs in the US is regulated by state and federal government authorities, and by industry codes of practice in conjunction with scientific advice from a panel of highly respected veterinary scientists.
In common with all livestock, domesticated furbearers such as farm-raised mink and fox come under the jurisdiction of state departments of agriculture. Meanwhile, any furbearing animals taken from the wild, for any reason, come under the jurisdiction of state departments of natural resources or state fish and wildlife agencies.
In the animal welfare department, state statutes cover everything from mistreatment and neglect, to intentional cruelty, and reports are investigated by the appropriate local and/or state agency, oftentimes both. Under current anti-cruelty statutes, anyone who mistreats an animal faces investigation, prosecution, fines, jail time and even the loss of his animals.
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