On the British BBC television "Inside Out" program, surprising facts about the furs that were marketed and sold in the UK's capital city, London, appeared. According to this, the furs that were labeled and sold as "one hundred percent counterfeit" in the UK's popular bazaars and some clothes chain stores were obtained from real animal fur.
Within the scope of the study conducted by Microtex Laboratories, it appeared that furs used in clothing such as coat, gloves, hats, etc., labeled "100% fake" sold at 17 different stores in London, were obtained from raccoon, mink or rabbit species.
Claire Bass of the UK Representative of the International Society of Humane Society, working on animal rights, said, "It is daunting that the furs on the London market are labeled like this. We know that this does not just happen in London. This is the only visible face of the iceberg. "
After the news came out, it was reported that the Environmental Food and Rural Affairs Committee is beginning to investigate the UK's role in the international fur trade.