The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a notice to a company in China that is selling equipment that can process fur and other animal products.
The notice comes two days after the USDA issued a similar warning to another company in the U.K. that is using the same process to process fur.
Fur processing equipment was the subject of an animal rights controversy in Europe when animal rights activists began questioning the safety of fur.
The animal rights movement says that it has uncovered several cases in which fur processing machinery has been used to kill animals.
In March, a company called Fur Processing Machines USA filed a lawsuit in California alleging that its process for processing fur was illegal.
Animal rights groups say that the fur industry has long relied on the fur product as a raw material and that animal rights groups are using the fur products to make their products.