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gucci will stop selling fur from 2018, but not everyone is happy about it

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gucci will stop selling fur from 2018, but not everyone is happy about it

as gucci announces plans to stop using fur from 2018 animal welfare campaigners have called the news "a huge game-changer".the fashion house said the decision was part of the company's commitment to "sustainability".fur farming has been banned in the uk since 2000 but the import of fur products isn't illegal. fox and mink are the most popular animals worn in britain with the industry worth almost £22bn worldwide.so what are the arguments for and against wearing fur?'for'mark oaten runs the international fur federation: "i'm disappointed by what gucci have done. it makes no sense," he said. he added: "they said they're doing it for environmental reasons but if you think about it fur is the most natural luxury item there is."it comes from a natural animal, it's biodegradable, it doesn't end up in landfills and like fake fur it doesn't use a ton of chemicals to produce it."for years the conditions and treatment of animals used in the fur trade has been criticised by animal welfare groups. as boss of the iff, mark oaten's role is to ensure all the products imported into the uk meet regulations.he says 70% of the fur imported into the uk is from europe.china and the usa are also huge producers of fur - these countries have been criticised for their animal welfare regulations in the past. there have been reports that animals are reared in cramped cages and some are even skinned alive for their fur.mark oaten admits he's seen the videos and pictures circulated w...