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Pet fur being used to help Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 6:20 am in Oil, Oil Spills.

Matter of Trust is a San Francisco nonprofit that has established a process for donating animal fur and human hair to create absorbent booms to soak up and remove oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Companies like Pet Food Express and Petco are collecting pet fur from their grooming salons and donating the fur to Matter of Trust. With nearly 1,000 grooming salons, Petco claims to be shipping about a ton of donated fur per day.

Yes, that’s a LOT of fur. Unfortunately, there’s also a LOT of oil to be soaked up. /Gary

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