OTTAWA -- A national fur organization says it raised objections with federal cabinet ministers upon learning the RCMP planned to begin outfitting officers with tuques instead of muskrat hats.

The Fur Institute of Canada made its concerns known to the environment and public safety ministers after seeing a recent media report about the move, said Glen Doucet, the group's executive director.

"Many of our members phoned in to government MPs and folks directly," Doucet said Wednesday.