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Top Fashion Magazine Is Going Fur-Free

Elle is dropping fur from all 45 global editions

(Newser) - Fashion magazine Elle has 45 global editions—and fur will be banned from all of them as of Jan. 1, 2023. Elle senior vice president and international director Valeria Bessolo Llopiz tells Reuters that fur is being ditched because tastes are changing and support for animal welfare is growing. "...

Canada Goose Makes an Even Bigger Change on Fur

It's going fur free by 2022

(Newser) - Last year, Canada Goose announced it would only purchase reclaimed fur . This year, it's going further. The luxury parka maker says it will stop buying fur entirely by the end of this year, and will cease using fur in its winter coats by the end of next year, the...

Canada Goose Makes a Big Change on Fur

Parka maker says it will only buy 'reclaimed' fur

(Newser) - After years of pressure from PETA and other groups, Canada Goose says it is making a big change on the use of coyote fur in its luxury parkas—but it's not being eliminated. Instead, the company says that starting in 2022, it will no longer buy "virgin" fur...

Faux Fur Wearer Stabbed. This Isn't Suspect's First Charge

Police say suspect Meredith Lowell once solicited hitmen online to kill people wearing fur

(Newser) - An Ohio woman charged with attempted murder in a stabbing prompted by the victim wearing what appeared to be fur boots was accused of planning similar crimes in 2012. Police say Meredith Lowell, 35, stabbed a woman at a church in Cleveland Heights on Wednesday. The victim had just brought...

Come 2021, You Won't Find This in Macy's Anymore

You'll have to get your fur items elsewhere, save a few permitted exceptions

(Newser) - If you're accustomed to browsing for mink stoles, fur coats, and other fur-trimmed apparel at Macy's or Bloomingdale's, you'll soon have to find a new retailer to fill those needs. CBS News and the New York Times report on a Monday press release from Macy's...

Fashion Label to Stop Burning Unsold Stuff

Burberry also will stop using animal fur

(Newser) - Luxury fashion label Burberry is conceding to environmental activists: The brand will stop using fur in its products, phase out existing fur items, and put an immediate end to its practice of destroying unsold items. It was that practice that drew attention in July, as an earnings report revealed that...

Animal Welfare Groups Cheer San Francisco's 'Historic Act'

It becomes biggest US city to ban fur

(Newser) - San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur Tuesday, further burnishing the city's animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest US city to approve the prohibition. Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of Tuesday's vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping...

Animal Rights 'Nitwits' Raid Minnesota Fur Farm

40K mink were set free

(Newser) - An estimated 40,000 mink destined to become coats were freed from a central Minnesota fur farm in what the local sheriff calls an act of "domestic terrorism." Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says he believes animal rights "nitwits" freed the animals but didn't steal any...

Furs Worth Millions Stolen From Posh NYC Shop

Owner Dennis Basso says it could be 'the largest fur heist' ever in the Big Apple

(Newser) - If you're going to pull off a Madison Avenue robbery on Christmas Eve, you might as well go as big as possible. That appeared to be the goal of what the New York Times calls "three discriminating speed shoppers" who broke into a Dennis Basso store in New...

New Study Reveals How Tuxedo Cats Get Their Tuxedos

Scientists were way off

(Newser) - Researchers now know why and how tuxedo cats wear a tuxedo—and it's not for formal galas (cats hate those). The Guardian reports scientists had already figured out that piebald animals get their distinctive white patches because of a mutated gene. But they were way off in their theory...

PETA Freaks Out Over 'Trollsen Twins' $17K Bag
PETA Freaks Out Over
'Trollsen Twins' $17K Bag
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PETA Freaks Out Over 'Trollsen Twins' $17K Bag

Mary-Kate, Ashley 'trolls' for using fur, group says

(Newser) - PETA is irked by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new designer backpack—and not because it costs nearly $17,000, although you have to admit that is irksome. No, the animal rights organization is upset because the luxury backpack is made with fur, E! reports. "If it looks like...

America's Weirdest State Taxes

 America's Weirdest State Taxes 
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America's Weirdest State Taxes

Maine blueberries, New York bagels make ABC's odd-tax list

(Newser) - Federal taxes may provoke the loudest partisan bickering, but some states impose taxes that could leave you at a loss for words. Fur? Nudity? Bagels? You bet—not to mention blueberries and playing cards. ABC News rounds up a few of the weirdest:
  • Blueberries: Maine, which produces 99% of all
...

PETA to Kim Kardashian: 'Get a Life'

Animal rights group slams her threat to sue flour-tosser

(Newser) - If you ever wondered what it would take to make PETA look like a rational, down-to-Earth organization that's not given to stunts whatsoever , well, the answer is as simple as it is predictable: Kim Kardashian . The animal rights group, almost as known for ill-advised naked antics as Kardashian herself,...

Woman Allegedly Sought Hitman to Kill Fur-Wearer

Meredith Lowell attempted to recruit killer on Facebook: Cops

(Newser) - An animal rights activist in Ohio had a plan for an anti-fur protest that went just a bit further than any stunt PETA has pulled: Meredith Lowell, 27, is accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill a random fur-wearer in public. Lowell allegedly created a phony Facebook profile...

West Hollywood OKs Nation's First Fur-Sales Ban

Area is known for embracing animal rights

(Newser) - In what could be seen as an early Christmas present for PETA, West Hollywood’s proposed fur ban was approved last night. The City Council voted 3-1 to prohibit sales of clothes including “the skin or pelt of animals with hair, wool, or fur,” the AP reports. The...

PETA: We Were Kidding About Mario

Spoof Nintendo game proves popular

(Newser) - Some of PETA's stunts seem like jokes , but apparently its rather absurd anti-Mario campaign actually was one. After the group attacked the cartoon plumber for his Tanooki suit, a rep tells Kotaku that Mario fans should “relax.” Its violent game parody, in which players act as a...

West Hollywood May Ban Fur
 West Hollywood May Ban Fur 

West Hollywood May Ban Fur

Just fur sales ... not fur-wearing

(Newser) - If you live in West Hollywood and PETA has not yet convinced you to go fur-free … you may soon have little choice. The City Council is considering banning the sale of any clothing or attire made of animal hair, wool, or fur. (Of course, you could still pop over...

Alaskans Plead Guilty to Trafficking in Walrus Ivory

They traded with native Eskimos, say authorities

(Newser) - Huge quantities of walrus tusks and a pair of polar bear hides were among the illegal goods sold by two Alaskans who have pleaded guilty to violating federal marine mammal laws. A third person is expected to plead guilty next week. Authorities say two of the three spent years traveling...

Brits Pelt Royals Over Fur Hats
Brits Pelt Royals
Over Fur Hats

Brits Pelt Royals Over Fur Hats

They're guilty of 'ostentatious cruelty,' say animal lovers

(Newser) - Fur flew yesterday as British animal lovers slammed the queen and Camilla Parker Bowles for their "ostentatious cruelty" in wearing fox fur hats to a Christmas Day church service. "To parade fur in 2010 says something unpleasant about the person wearing it," said the director of Animal...

This Rat Could Provide Your Next Fur Coat

 This Rat Could Provide 
 Your Next Fur Coat 
eco-friendly fur?

This Rat Could Provide Your Next Fur Coat

Somehow, we doubt PETA is convinced

(Newser) - Good news, eco-conscious fashionistas: You may soon be able to don real fur responsibly. The downside? It comes from a rat. The nutria, to be exact, a semi-aquatic South American rat that grows to more than 2 feet long and can reach 20 pounds. Thanks to the fact that the...

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