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EU Plans to Outlaw Sale of Cat and Dog Fur in Europe

The European Union says it plans to outlaw the sale of toys, clothes, and other products made with real cat and dog fur.

EU Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said Monday that cats and dogs are companions and nothing more. He said the idea of children playing with toys made with their fur is unacceptable.

The proposal came after an investigation by animal rights activists last year uncovered a cat and dog production facility in the Czech Republic.

Many of the pelts that have turned up in Europe came from China.

The proposed ban already has wide support across the EU from politicians and the public.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.