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Fur: Real or Faux? How is a Consumer to Know?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6-9 pm

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In December 2007, less than a month after the effective date of the New York State fur-labeling law, at least six major New York retailers were caught selling garments containing real animal fur which were advertised or labeled as "faux fur."

This program will examine the current and pending New York State law and proposed Federal fur-labeling legislation. A panel of experts will discuss how the law and the fashion industry have dealt with the issue of mislabeling and the impact of faux fur on fashion and anti-fur advocacy.

Moderators:
DEBORA M. BRESCH
Legislative Liaison, Eastern Region, ASPCA

CHRISTINE L. MOTT, J.D.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP

Speakers:
PIERRE GRZYBOWSKI
Grassroots Coordinator, Fur-Free Campaign, HSUS

BONNIE ROBSON
Deputy General Counsel--Litigation, PETA

LINDA B. ROSENTHAL
New York State Assembly Member, D-Manhattan, Co-sponsor of NYS fur-labeling law

JACLYN SHARP
Founder/CEO, Imposter (an Animal Friendly Lifestyle Brand)

DANIELLE WARREN
Fashion/Textile Designer; Professor, Parsons School of Design

Sponsored by:
Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals, Jane Hoffman, Chair