The department store has announced that it will remove raccoon dog fur and enact tougher guidelines with regards to labeling and advertising fur garments, WWD reports.
The move is part of the retailer's settlement with the Humane Society of the U.S., which had filed a lawsuit last year accusing Lord & Taylor of labeling garments as "faux fur" which did in fact contain raccoon dog fur, adds the paper.
According to the Humane Society, raccoon dogs are typically skinned alive for their fur, which is often mislabeled as faux, raccoon, coyote or rabbit fur, the source says.
Going forward, Lord & Taylor will reportedly also take measures to properly label fur garments and offer its buyers training on the new guidelines.
"Lord & Taylor has taken a major step forward by ending the sale of raccoon dog fur and by voluntarily strengthening its labeling standards for all fur products," Jonathan Lovvorn, vice president and chief counsel for animal protection litigation for the Humane Society, told WWD.
In related news, Tim Gunn has written to Miss Wisconsin USA and Miss Florida USA pageant organizers, calling on an end to the tradition of awarding real fur coats to winners, PETA told StyleList.
Meanwhile, the Humane Society is also taking aim at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman's fur stance.