British fur seller quits
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2005:
LONDON–“Selfridges has reviewed its policy on fur and will
no longer be selling any fur products,” the upscale department store
chain announced in mid-May 2005.
“Selfridges closed its fur department in 1990 but continued
to sell items such as rabbit fur-trimmed gloves and clothes,” wrote
social affairs correspondent Maxine Frith of The Independent.
The strategy of claiming to sell only fur produced as a
byproduct of the meat industry worked for 15 years, until awareness
spread that much “rabbit fur” coming into Europe from China might
actually be dog or cat fur.
Selfridges, with stores in London, Glasgow, Birmingham,
and Manchester, was among the last major British retailers to sell