Fur trade in the UK Contents


In recent years, there have been high-profile cases of real fur being sold as fake fur by major high-street and online retailers. This “fake faux fur” was made from a variety of animals including rabbit, fox and chinchilla. We launched our inquiry in February 2018 in the light of investigations by Humane Society International UK, Sky News and BBC London News.

Our Report examined how the industry can be made more transparent for consumers. We also examined whether, longer-term, Brexit could provide an opportunity for the UK Government to change legislation around the import of fur.

The Committee’s key recommendations and conclusions are:

Published: 22 July 2018