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Report from Anima (Denmark) on chemicals in fur

February 5, Danish Animal Liberation group Anima published a report
on chemicals in fur. The report attacks the fur industry for
introducing too high levels of chemicals in fur garments. In
addition, Anima connects the attack to children’s wear seeking to
blame the fur industry for causing cancer to children. Overall, the
report is incredibly biased and unjust. Hereunder are our rejections
of Anima’s claims:


  • The fur
    industry is attacked for not publishing the chemicals used in the
    dressing and dyeing process. This is a false claim as the REACH
    regulation requires such information to be available upon consumer
    request in the shop where the item is bought, not for example on a
    label. Notice that this information could be used by animal
    liberation groups to coordinate an action where they inquire for
    such information amongst European furriers which could be a
    logistical disaster.
  • Anima claims
    that Chinese fur products do not have rules concerning chemicals and
    thus (Danish) consumers are very exposed to dangerous chemicals. The
    misinterpretation in this statement lies in the fact that REACH also
    applies to imported products.
  • Anima refers
    to similar ‘independent’ tests initiated by Italian animal
    liberation group LAV, who earlier has claimed that fur garments for
    children produced by the companies D&G, Blumarine and Woolrich
    contain too high levels of Chromium VI and formaldehyde. Both
    companies have rejected these claims as false.
  • Anima does
    not offer any insight into the actual test results and test methods
    Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
    is a comprehensive EU
    legislation that addresses the production and use of chemical
    substances and their potential impact on human health and the
    communication points


  • REACH covers
    both products processed in Europe and imported products manufactured
    elsewhere. Chinese manufactured products do not provide greater risk
    of chemical exposure.
  • Basically
    all textiles undergo chemical processing. There is no reason to
    assume that fur garments are more unhealthy than textiles like
    towels, bed linens or rain coats.


  • The
    EU/RAPEX is doing tests of all products on the market for
    compliances with REACH– we urge people to report non-compliance to
    the authorities.
  • The European
    fur sector has no recording of violating the REACH regulations. In
    the before mentioned Italian case, the companies in question were
    acquitted from the claims by the authorities.



For further
information contact Mette Lykke Nielsen +3 4714 20201