Dobbies cuts links with manufacturer following fur row

Dobbies Garden centres has ended links with a Chinese manufacturer after it supplied real fur hats.

The £5.99 hats were advertised as being fake fur but have real rabbit fur trimmings on them. They are made in China.

A concerned customer told animal rights activists PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - which obtained one of the hats and ran DNA tests on it proving it contained animal fur.

Dobbies withdrew the hat from sale and said the issue was down to a mistake at its Chinese manufacturer, which used real and fake fur in different products. It has stopped using the manufacturer.

Dobbies said: "We do not condone fur products and this product is no longer on sale. We have ceased working with the manufacturer of these products while this issue is under investigation."

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