Not cute. Is there a CuteUnderload.com to which I can submit this? I am bewildered by this new 2011 wall calendar for United Bamboo, which features a cat wearing, of all things, a fur collar (via HintMag). The layers of irony and ignorance in this image may not be apparent to most fashion consumers – but the truth about domesticated cat and dog fur coming from China, sometimes even labeled incorrectly as faux-fur, needs to be addressed. Other animals caught in the Chinese fur trade such as rabbits and raccoons are treated no better as there are no animal welfare regulations or laws – and go figure, United Bamboo’s coats featuring fur collars are made in China.

United Bamboo 2011 Calendar