Fur FAQs:


Q: Is fur used in reference to the hair of animals?

A: Yes, and usually mammals, particularly those with extensive body hair coverage that is generally soft and thick, as opposed to the stiffer bristles on most pigs.

Q: Is fur often called "naked"?

A: Yes, as with the naked mole-rat, or "hairless", as with hairless dogs.

Q: Is fur also used to refer to animal pelts which have been processed into leather with the hair still attached?

A: Yes.

Q: Was fur Pixar's 2001 film Monsters?

A: Yes, and Inc.

Q: Is fur also used to make felt?

A: Yes.

Q: Is fur usually leather with the hair retained for its aesthetic and insulating properties?

A: Yes.

Q: Is fur known within the fur industry as a furbearer?

A: Yes.

Q: Is fur also banned in the U.S?

A: Yes, under the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000.