Rocawear Removes "Dog Fur" Jackets From Sales Racks

ImageA representative for Jay-Z's Rocawear clothing line recently responded to accusations of using raccoon-dog fur on one of its coats.

As previously reported, an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, found that the "Hunter" jacket advertised on the company's website, contained real fur from a raccoon dog and was promoted as fake fur.

The Humane Society claimed that the dog, which is indigenous to Asia, is skinned alive to obtain the fur for the coats.

"We were not aware that our product included raccoon-dog materials," the Rocawear rep explained in a statement. "We have immediately instructed all manufacturers and licensees that no product can be produced using this fur. In addition we have removed those items from our Website."

Diddy's Sean John clothing line was also accused of using fur from the same type of dog on their hooded snorkel jackets in a similar investigation by the Humane Society. Sean John removed the jackets from all Macy's retail stores as a result of the claim.

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