By Shawn Rice
Perfect Petzzz toys using real animal fur is false. Some on social media are accusing the company of using real dog fur to make their products. Perfect Petzzz are adorable pets offering a real pet ownership experience without the hassles and expense that come with a real animal.
Where did this claim originate? In December 2017, social media users saw a photograph showing a display of “Perfect Petzzz” toys, which are plush toy animals that appear to breathe while they “sleep”. Along with that image was a message claiming that these products are made with real animal fur:
PLEASE don’t buy these. You know the little fake sleeping cat or dog that looks real? It IS real………Real dog and cat hair. And the animals the fur comes from are brutally killed JUST For this purpose. IF you see these in the stores this Holiday season you might want to let the store manager or owner know what really is going on. They may not be aware. And just “might” be an animal lover and want to send them back to China. THIS needs to stop. The “faux” fur collars you see on jackets, vest etc. MOST of them 90% are dog and cat fur. They can sell it cheap so it is used on or in coats, hats, and vests, purses.
However, there has been no claim made by the Federal Trade Commission against Perfect Petzzz regarding their alleged use of real fur. In 2013, Neiman Marcus and two other retailers agreed to settle charges that they had falsely labeled certain products containing real fur as “faux”:
According to the FTC, Neiman Marcus’s website misrepresented the fur content and failed to disclose the animal name and fur country of origin for three products: a Burberry Outerwear Jacket, a Stuart Weitzman Ballerina Flat shoe, and an Alice + Olivia Kyah Coat. Neiman Marcus also misrepresented the fur content of the shoe in its catalog, at bergdorfgoodman.com, and in ads mailed to consumers.
In April 2017, Sky News reported that it had found several faux fur products that contained actual fur during an investigation:
Sky News has found four types of animal fur being sold on the British high street – but marketed to shoppers as fake fur.
A fibres expert has identified items which are most consistent with rabbit, raccoon dog, mink and cat being mis-sold to consumers as faux fur.
However, Snopes reported that none of the above reports from CBS or Sky News mentioned Perfect Petzzz. Rather, Snopes noted that the claim that Perfect Petzzz used real fur in their faux fur products appears to be based on the unfounded assumptions of a single social media user.
Snopes noted the earliest version of the rumor was seen on Nov. 13, 2014 in a Facebook post. The social media user who claimed that the Perfect Petzzz were “made out of cat/dog fur!!!!!!” also said in the comment section that this theory was purely Go to the full article.
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