@itsthatop the state governments are responsible for maintaining regulations. Just like pretty much every other industry, because of lack of funding, conducting inspections isn't always consistent but it sure is there. If there is a complaint that a fur farm is not upholding its responsibilities, they will investigate (there are plenty of animal activists who go undercover into fur farms and secretly record, if there is anything they could get them on, they would clearly be reporting and exposing it). Also, fur farms want to produce the best quality fur they possibly can, so they're not about to go torturing and harming their livestock, that's just counterproductive. They actually adhere to strict dietary rules and care as that is going to result in the best returns. If you've ever owned a pet, you know it can be quite difficult to maintain a healthy shiny coat. Diet, exercise, proper water consumption and sometimes even supplements are necessary. It is a lot of work to look after animal fur. From these facts it is only logical to understand the standards that fur farms must uphold not necessarily because of government regulation (which is there regardless) but because it is in their best interests to do so. If anything you can always rely on a companies own greed. Anyway, the reason I first commented was because of the misconception that these animals are being skinned alive. That is not true except in China (where aforementioned animal torture for funsies takes place). I doubt Rihanna is buying "made in China" products.