Wednesday, February 29, 2012
What to do with Unwanted Fur? Donate It to Help Orphaned Wildlife
Nov 25, 2011 to Apr 22, 2012
Give your furs back to the animals!
Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected a total of 6,331 used furs on behalf of Coats for Cubs. bring your real fur apparel, including trims, accessories and shearling, to any Buffalo Exchange and let us know it’s a gift for our Coats for Cubs program. Recommended by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), used furs provide bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. Because these items are going to wildlife rehabilitators, condition is unimportant.
Buffalo Exchange, along with other retailers, designers and The HSUS, officially endorsed closing a fur labeling loophole that took effect as the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-313) on March 10, 2011. On behalf of The HSUS, Buffalo Exchange collected approximately 2,458 Truth in Fur Labeling Act petition signatures. The legislation, signed by President Obama in December 2010, closes a loophole in the six-decade-old federal fur labeling law that previously allowed many animal fur garments to go unlabeled if the value of the fur was $150 or less, leaving consumers in the dark as to whether they were buying faux or animal fur.
How Do the Furs Help Wildlife?
Fur can provide warmth and comfort to orphaned and injured wild animals. Wildlife rehabilitators will usually cut the fur into an appropriate size for the animal, whether it be a bobcat, fox, raccoon, squirrel, or rabbit, and place it inside the animal's enclosure. The furry blanket becomes a surrogate mother to orphaned animals, reducing stress and giving comfort.
Look for a store location near you in your State and city
Buffalo Exchange Stores
The Humane Society of the United States / Coats for cubs
List of rehabbers who use fur