The federal government is currently weighing a plan to ban fur-processing companies from exporting their products and conducting investigations into the companies’ operations, a move that could have far-reaching effects on the industry.
In a press release issued Monday, the Interior Department outlined the proposed ban, saying that fur processing has contributed to a significant increase in fur-related fatalities, especially those associated with dog and cat deaths.
The agency is currently considering the proposed rule in the wake of a 2015 federal court ruling that the companies could be subject to enforcement for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act.
The rule will also prohibit fur processing from being exported.
It also proposes to ban the export of fur to China, the country that has the highest percentage of animal deaths.
While the ban would be temporary, the department’s proposal is significant because it could have significant implications for the industry in the future.
The proposed rule is currently under review by the department.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called the proposed rules “necessary for the protection of the species that the American people have entrusted us to protect.”
The proposed ban is not the first time the department has weighed in on fur-based products.
The bureau also announced last year that it would ban certain products containing fur from being sold, citing an increased number of dog and wolf-related deaths linked to fur.
Zinke told the Post in January that the department will begin issuing regulations in the fall that would require manufacturers of fur-trimmed products to submit to environmental review before selling them.
While there is no specific mention of fur processing, a fur-processing company has already been caught up in a controversy after its fur-free product, the Catnip, was recently banned from a California market.
The company has been facing protests and boycotts after the product was banned.
In October, the U!
C.F. announced that it was suing the company for violating the Animal Welfare and Animal Product Safety Act, a law passed after fur-farming began in the United States.
“Our lawsuit against this company is not about fur, it’s about animal cruelty,” U.!
president and CEO Julie Kuehn said in a statement.
“We believe it is important that the public knows that the U.,S.
Fur Commission is investigating the allegations that the Cat’s Paw Fur, one of our most popular fur-cutting products, has been involved in the death of a cat and a dog.”
The fur-growing industry is growing, and is set to continue to grow.
The United States exported $2.3 billion worth of fur in 2015, according to the Bureau of Industry and Security.
And in November, the fur industry reported a $1.3 million profit.
In addition, the industry is set for another $100 million to $150 million in new investment in 2018, according the U!.
C.P.S., and there is a growing trend for fur-rearing dogs to grow to about 10 to 15 pounds.