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  • Parachuting beavers: Archive footage shows kooky 40s project, USA

    10/23/2015 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 43 replies
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game ^ | 1940s | Idaho Department of Fish and Game and YouTube
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials struggling to manage a growing beaver population in the 1940s and 1950s struck on an unusual solution.
  • The Ethical Case for Fur

    03/10/2015 5:49:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/10/2015 | Jenni Avins
    Talking about fur—the pelts of animals used for clothing such as coats, hats, and mittens—makes many understandably squeamish. There’s no denying the material’s origins: Fur was once the skin of a living creature. So it stands to reason that some people can't abide its use, just as some abstain from meat, milk, or any other animal by-products. Its detractors are passionate, and good at sharing photos, videos, and reports that highlight the ugliest aspects of the industry.
  • Easy Smears of Political Opponents: An Example

    03/22/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook. A month ago I posted on my Facebook page Save the West a photo by the US Anti-Fur Society of a white fox about to be anally electrocuted for his fur. The fox had overgrown nails for lack of walking on solid grounds, having lived his life on wire cages. Animals farm-raised for fur are killed by gassing, neck-breaking, injection with poisons and anal electrocution so as not to damage their pelts. Wild fur-bearing animals are killed by clubbing and trapping, suffering agonising deaths. An otherwise sensible visitor of Save the...
  • Marc Jacobs' 'faux fur' garments actually use the coats of Chinese canines

    03/08/2013 8:00:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    It's a faux fur fakeout — Marc Jacobs jackets being sold at Century 21 department stores actually contain dog hair. Even if the labels say otherwise, the “faux fur” garments sold by the retailer are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, a breed that’s often skinned alive for its soft coat. Tests arranged as part of an undercover probe by the Humane Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) identified various items hawked by Century 21 as containing real canine fur, disgusted shoppers found out Thursday.
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Hitman To Kill Anyone Over 12 Years Old Wearing Fur

    02/22/2012 11:11:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 FEB 12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Meredith Lowell of Cleveland Heights was arrested for allegedly soliciting a hitman to kill any adult who walked out of the local public library and was wearing fur, according to CBS News. Lowell allegedly included these details in an email to an undercover FBI agent who contacted her: "I am paying you $730 to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older - hopefully at least 14 years, however 12 years old or older is fine. I want them to be dead in under two minutes"
  • "I want the person to be dead in less than 2 minutes," animal liberator orders death for fur wearer

    02/23/2012 10:28:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/23/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collns
    Maybe someone from the Left can explain why the “Animal Rights” movement is not guilty of producing this woman who is part of them, but we are guilty of producing Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooter. A vicious domestic terrorist who fancies herself as a protector of animals has been arrested after trying to hire a hit man to kill a random person he saw wearing fur. The would-be contract murderer is a 27 year old woman from Cleveland named Meredith Lowell who solicited a murderer for hire using Facebook. Using a fake name and a fake Facebook page Lowell offered up...
  • There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists

    11/17/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Arutz Sheva website ^ | Jul 15, '04 / 26 Tammuz 5764 | by Ariel Natan Pasko
    There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time, it's happening in Sudan. While we're sitting and talking, probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly "Arab settlers". Oh yes, that's right. "Arab settlers". Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan - i.e., the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq - in the 1970s...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty To Hiding Stolen Fur In Underwear (MN)

    06/20/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies ^ | 6/20/11 | WCCO Staff
    A 46-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a stolen mink coat in her underwear. Stephanie Moreland was arrested New Year’s Eve by Bloomington Police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously. Moreland pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft of property. Police say she hid the mink coat in her underwear for three days while being questioned by police in jail. The coat was valued at $6,500.
  • Judge Upholds Most Lynx Habitat In 6 States

    09/09/2010 11:53:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | Sep 9, 2010 | MEAD GRUVER
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred little when it designated a vast area scattered over six states as critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx...The designated habitat totals 39,000 square miles... The Fish and Wildlife Service designated the habitat last year, prompting a lawsuit from snowmobile enthusiast groups in Wyoming and Washington state. The groups worry the designation could close off areas to snowmobiling and harm snowmobile-related businesses. She is the wife of Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who nominated her for the bench. "We're really pleased she's upheld the designation almost entirely," said Sean Helle, an attorney with the...
  • Planted Lynx Fur In Habitat Survey Upsets Legislators bureacrats {Congress can be so easily led}

    12/31/2001 5:03:05 PM PST · by expose · 93 replies · 2,794+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, December 31, 2001 | Associated Press
    Planted Lynx Fur In Habitat Survey Upsets Legislators Associated Press Monday, December 31, 2001 Lawmakers want an investigation into whether government wildlife biologists planted lynx fur in two national forests to make it appear that the animals were present so that people would be kept out. The Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are tracking the rare Canadian lynx to determine how many there are and where they live. Data from the four-year survey will be used to determine how best to protect the lynx, which is classified as "threatened." During the 2000 sampling session, biologists planted three samples ...
  • Kelis Gets 'Pawed' For Fleshtones, Leaves PETA Confused

    05/18/2010 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 636+ views
    Singersroom ^ | May 17, 2010 | SR Staff
    Kelis is known for going at animal rights organization PETA. In just revealed album artwork however, the "Acapella" singer gives new meaning to the word associated with "female dog". In the photo pictured above, Kelis appears as half dog/half woman, perhaps embracing change, PETA or simply those who have called her a B**tch in years past. Whatever it is, the look is not something you see everyday. Earlier this year, Kelis penned an open letter to PETA, addressing their concerns over her decision to wear fur on a regular basis. "If I started wearing endangered animals then talk to me....
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 3:30:39 PM PST · by Who is John Galt? · 11 replies · 407+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur... “I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it’s not something that’s the No. 1 priority in my life,” Weir said on Tuesday. “There are humans dying everyday. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti. “I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause,...
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 1:35:22 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 31 replies · 672+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur. The animal advocacy group also contacted his costume designer, Stephanie Handler, on Tuesday.
  • Fur-Free? Yes. Fabulous? The White House Says, No. PETA Using FLOTUS Image Without Permission

    01/06/2010 3:30:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,292+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 5, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is using first lady Michelle Obama’s image in a new ad campaign, dubbed “fur-free and fabulous” without the White House’s permission. The first lady’s office says that they did not give PETA consent to use Michelle Obama’s image in their ad campaign, which this week popped up on buses and metro stations across Washington, D.C. The ads feature Obama’s official White House portrait, as well as photos of Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood, and Tyra Banks under the words “fur-free and fabulous.” The first lady’s office has contacted PETA and informed them...
  • PETA features Michelle Obama in new anti-fur ad

    01/05/2010 1:16:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,583+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama's image without her permission. The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ingrid Newkirk, said her organization wouldn't have sought Mrs. Obama's consent for the anti-fur ad because it knows that she can't make such an endorsement.
  • Fur-Free, Fabulous And Fuming: White House Objects To PETA's Image of Michelle Obama...

    Fur-Free, Fabulous And Fuming: White House Objects To PETA's Image of Michelle Obama In New Anti-Fur Ad January 5, 2010 [Pic in URL] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals certainly meant it as a compliment when the group called First Lady Michelle Obama "Fur-Free and Fabulous" in its latest ad campaign. But the group's intentions apparently don't matter much to the White House, which says Mrs. Obama's image was used by PETA without her permission. The ad, which features the first lady alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Carrie Underwood -- all famous women who have refused to wear...
  • Obama Letter Slams 'Inhumane' Seal Hunt

    04/09/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Apr 09, 2009 | MITCH POTTER
    U.S. President Barack Obama sees the Canadian seal hunt as "inhumane" and vowed to express his "outrage" during his days as a senator, it was revealed today. Obama, who has not spoken publicly about the seal hunt since becoming President, vowed in a 2006 letter to animal-rights activists to work with colleagues "to ensure that we take all the necessary steps to express our outrage" with the Canadian government. "I share your concerns about the Canadian seal hunt," Obama wrote to a member of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, in the letter, dated April 13, 2006....
  • Karl Lagerfeld defends the fur industry (defames hunters?)

    01/03/2009 8:11:25 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 468+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 2nd, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazinet
    Chanel supremo Karl Lagerfeld defended both the use of fur in fashion and zero-sized models, the Telegraph reported today. He said fur was justified, because the “beasts” fur comes from animals that would “kill us if they could.” Although, we are left to wonder, how exactly a mink could kill us? The Chanel honcho said it was “childish” to even discuss the issue: “In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.” Though Lagerfeld himself does not wear fur, he defended the practice, saying it is an industry, where people...
  • Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld defends fur industry saying 'beasts' would kill us if we didn't kill them

    01/02/2009 5:32:26 PM PST · by Cincinna · 23 replies · 980+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jan 2009 | Stephen Adams
    The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has defended the fur industry saying it is justified because the "beasts" fur comes from would "kill us if they could." The Chanel supremo said it was "childish" to even discuss the issue of wearing fur in a world where eating meat was normal. German-born Lagerfeld, 75, a contemporary of the late Yves Saint Laurent, said that he did not himself wear fur. But he defended the practice, saying there was "an industry who lives from that". Hunters in the north "make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting", he said, "killing those beasts...
  • Karl Lagerfeld defends fur industry saying 'beasts' would kill us if we didn't kill them

    01/02/2009 11:18:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,146+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Stephen Adams
    The Chanel supremo said it was "childish" to even discuss the issue of wearing fur in a world where eating meat was normal. German-born Lagerfeld, 75, a contemporary of the late Yves Saint Laurent, said that he did not himself wear fur. But he defended the practice, saying there was "an industry who lives from that". Hunters in the north "make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting", he said, "killing those beasts who would kill us if they could."
  • Pretty in Mink: Conservative Leading Ladies

    Coulter, Malkin, Carpenter photos at the link...
  • Pretty in Mink

    11/25/2008 11:32:17 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 33 replies · 4,777+ views
    abcnews | 11/25/08 | abc
    Amanda Carpenter became an author at 23 with her expose, T"he Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton." Now a national reporter for, Carpenter also blogs for Glamour magazine's Glamocracy. She is wearing a black-and-red three-quarter length sheared mink jacket by Miller's Furs. (Courtesy 2008 Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute/Photography by KochFoto)
  • Animal rights group throws flour on fur-clad Lohan (PETA vs. Pinhead!)

    11/15/2008 10:44:45 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 31 replies · 1,814+ views
    Google News ^ | 11/15/08 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has been pelted with a flour bomb on arrival at a Paris nightclub wearing a fur stole. Animal rights activists showered the 22-year-old actress with flour when she went to the VIP Room Theater in the early hours of Saturday with her friend, disc jockey Samantha Ronson.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wears fur and angers PETA

    08/20/2008 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 20 replies · 274+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | Aug 18th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Blog
    Gwyneth Paltrow has angered PETA, by wearing fur in a new advertising campaign for luxury Italian fashion label Tod’s. The campaign, which was shot in Capri by Mario Testino, features the 35-year-old actress in fox fur and wearing fur-lined boots.
  • Vatican: Pope makes fur fly over revival of ermine robes

    08/17/2008 3:54:39 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 28 replies · 192+ views ^ | 6/14/08 | Tom Kington
    Pope Benedict's fondness for fur trim on his hats and capes has come under fire from an Italian animal rights group, which has launched an online petition to persuade the pontiff to switch to synthetics. Benedict has taken a traditional approach to papal formal wear to match his conservative views on liturgy and theology, reviving the camauro, an ermine-trimmed red velvet hat favoured by 17th-century popes and last worn by Pope John XXIII in the 1960s, as well as donning a cape trimmed with ermine, which is the white winter coat of the stoat. But his use of ermine, long...
  • Animal rights group protests over Pope's fur

    07/22/2008 6:52:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 128+ views
    AFP ^ | July 22, 2008
    ROME (AFP) — One of Italy's leading animal rights groups said Monday it was launching an Internet petition to demand Pope Benedict XVI stop wearing fur during religious ceremonies at the Vatican.Lorenzo Croce, chairman of the Italian Association for the Defence of Animals and the Environment (AIDAA), denied being provocative or wanting to make an anti-religious statement."We just want to ask him in a message of love and peace to give a strong signal towards the protection of animals and the environment through a small but very significant personal sacrifice," Croce told the Italian news agency ANSA.Since his election Pope...
  • Sharon Stone Offered "Free Brain Scan" (By PETA)

    07/04/2008 5:50:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 254+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 4, 2008 | Joanna Mazewski
    Hollywood, CA (BANG) - Sharon Stone has been offered a free brain scan. Animal rights group PETA are determined to discover why Sharon "demonstrates a lack of empathy" towards animals by wearing fur, and so have written her a letter telling her they would be willing to pay for the scientific scan.The letter reads: "Scientific studies suggest that the prefrontal regions of the brains of people who lack empathy might be underdeveloped. Here's our offer - would you allow PETA to pay for a scan of the prefrontal region of your brain to determine if comments and actions that seem...
  • A Push to Stop Swiss Cats From Being Turned Into Coats and Hats

    03/31/2008 4:24:19 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 40 replies · 661+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/08 | Steve Friess
    Had just one of her cats disappeared last October, Isabelle Nydegger would simply have assumed it had lost its way in the nearby forest or been attacked by a dog or wild animal. But first Zeus, a 2-year-old black tabby, vanished. A few days later it was her 2 -year-old black and white tabby, Zorra. And, finally, the prize of her brood, 4-year-old Merlin, a fluffy white Siberian whose perky visage remains in her mobile phone six months later. All were gone within the first couple of weeks of the fall hunting season. The cats, Mrs. Nydegger and others are...
  • Fur coat giveaway draws crowd to Bobby Rush's church despite warm weather

    01/07/2008 7:18:22 AM PST · by toddlintown · 12 replies · 67+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 7, 2008 | Tara Malone
    On one of the warmest January days in decades, Vera Rogers headed to church Sunday in search of religion, solace and, well, mink. The foster mother from Chicago's South Side joined more than nine dozen people vying for one of the free fur coats, made of everything from beaver to sable, that were given away to seniors at the Beloved Community Christian Church in Englewood.
  • 5,000 Minks Freed in Denmark

    10/22/2007 12:16:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 57 replies · 81+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/22/7
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Thousands of minks escaped from a fur farm in western Denmark — possibly set free by animal rights activists, police said Monday. Authorities and residents were chasing down about 5,000 minks from the farm near Asp, 200 miles northwest of Copenhagen, police said. Investigators believe animal rights activists raided the farm overnight to set them free . . .
  • Jennifer Lopez Death Threats: Animal Rights Extremist Targets J Lo (PETA ALERT!)

    05/11/2007 2:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,486+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 10, 2007 | Julie Pike
    Jennifer Lopez Death Threats: Animal Rights Extremist Targets J Lo By Julie Pike May 10, 2007 Jennifer Lopez has received death threats from an animal rights extremist, a report claims. J Lo has long been the target of activists for her fur loving ways and now a report from New York Daily News says one wants to off Jennifer. And it sounds serious. According to the morning column from Ben Widdicombe, Lopez has reportedly beefed up security in response to ugly threats on her life. According to a friend, an animal-rights extremist has been sending letters threatening 'to kill her...
  • Stop wearing fur, activists tell Pope

    04/14/2007 11:55:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 488+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/07 | Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - Animal rights activists in Italy have asked Pope Benedict to stop wearing fur in a sign of respect for the "sacredness of all living species". The Pope, who turns 80 on Monday, has been seen over the past winter donning a red velvet hat trimmed with white ermine fur, known as "camauro". The hat was commonly worn by popes in the medieval period to keep their heads warm on cold days and it featured on many paintings at the time. On special occasions, such as official audiences with heads of state, Pope Benedict also wears a...
  • Group says "fake" fur on coat at Macy's is real [Decline of Civilization Alert]

    12/17/2006 7:32:47 AM PST · by melt · 27 replies · 722+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 12/15/06 | Yahoo!
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An animal rights group on Friday accused Macy's of selling a coat with a real animal fur collar even though it was advertised as fake fur. The Humane Society of the United States said a $237.99 Sean John Hooded Snorkel Jacket for sale on Macy's Web site was described as having an "imitation rabbit fur collar." But the group said when it purchased the coat, the label read "Made in China" and "genuine raccoon fur." The group said it is testing the fur to see if it is from a raccoon dog, a type of dog...
  • In Mongolia Archaeologists Discover Permafrost Mummy With Fur Coat (Scythian Soldier - 2,500 YO)

    08/17/2006 5:04:52 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 6,197+ views
    Mongolia Web ^ | 8-17-2006 | Ulaanbaatar
    In Mongolia archaeologists discover permafrost mummy with fur coat. Written by Ulaanbaatar correspondent Thursday, 17 August 2006 Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the "sensational find" of a sepulchre chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According...
  • Brigitte Bardot 'ashamed to be French'

    07/19/2006 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 5,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/19/6
    PARIS - Brigitte Bardot, angered over what she called France's insensitivity to the plight of minks, has threatened to move to Sweden. The French film star, who runs a foundation for animal rights, wrote a letter Wednesday to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson calling his nation one of only a few countries "that takes into consideration animal well-being." Bardot also contacted the French Finance Ministry to criticize France for attacking Sweden's proposal for new European Commission rules on conditions for raising minks in Sweden. "The intervention of my government makes me ashamed, ashamed to be French," she wrote. While Bardot...
  • Landlord May Force Oregon Fur Store Out into Street-

    07/09/2006 11:03:00 AM PDT · by girlangler · 36 replies · 1,061+ views
    U.S. Sportsman's Alliance ^ | 7/7/06 | News release
    Landlord May Force Oregon Fur Store Out into Street- (07/07) A Portland, Oregon fur shop that has been the target of animal rights protestors for more than seven months now faces possible eviction. The Writing’s on the Wall According to Gregg Schumacher, owner of Schumacher Furs & Outerwear, the landlord informed him on June 27 that he has 20 days to remove any unapproved signs or face possible eviction. Developer Tom Moyer’s TMT Development Co. issued the warning, after three months ago threatening to evict the business if the store did not remove signs aimed at anti-fur protestors. Animal rightists...
  • South American Rodents Found in Seattle (Big 'uns! Hide yur cheese, They're here Alert!)

    04/15/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,352+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/06 | AP
    SEATTLE - A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington. Nutria are semi-aquatic, chocolate-colored rodents that can weigh more than 20 pounds and eat one-quarter of their weight a day in crops and plants of all varieties. Also called coypu, or swamp rats, they burrow through marshes and levies, and females can produce more than a dozen offspring a year. A trapper recently caught nine along the shores of Lake Washington. Two University of Washington students are studying the rodents to determine where they...
  • Prosecution to Proceed for 1997 Raid on Mink Farm (Animal Liberation Front Alert!)

    03/30/2006 6:22:35 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 485+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | March 30, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    WATERTOWN, SD (AP) -- A prosecutor faces a deadline to try a man accused of releasing hundreds of mink from a farm near Kranzburg nine years ago. The defendant, Peter Daniel Young, 28, is serving a two-year sentence in a federal prison in California after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison, Wis., to animal enterprise terrorism for releasing mink at farms in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Codington County State's Attorney Vince Foley said in December that the federal penalty did not fit the crime committed at the Turbak Mink Ranch near Kranzburg when hundreds of the animals were...
  • Activists Urge Sudan Divestment ("Terrorism Investments of the 50 States")

    03/04/2006 7:47:18 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 677+ views
    MorningSentinel ^ | Saturday, March 04, 2006 | By CHUIN-WEI YAP
    WATERVILLE -- Mainers should push the Maine State Retirement System to divest $50 million of its investments in international companies operating in war-torn Sudan, a group of activists said Friday. A bill currently in the Statehouse to force the divestment, L.D. 1758, hangs in the balance, said Wells Staley-Mays, an adviser to the Fur Cultural Revival. He was speaking at a Colby College event alongside three Sudanese refugees. "Fur" refers to a major non-Arab tribe in the Sudanese region of Darfur -- an area the size of Texas, whose name literally means "home of the Furs" -- now threatened with...
  • Paris Pelted with Flour (PETA Whackjobs Assault Fashion Designer and Paris Hilton)

    02/16/2006 1:48:19 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 42 replies · 3,684+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 02/15/2006 | Alistair Foster
    Designer Julien Macdonald and heiress Paris Hilton were pelted with flour by anti-fur protesters after his show at London Fashion Week. They were attacked by campaigners from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - after a catwalk show which featured a series of models dressed in fur. Macdonald was covered from head to toe in flour as he posed for pictures with Hilton, who escaped with a sprinkling on her shoulder. She had made a surprise appearance on the catwalk of Macdonald's show at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, wearing a number of his gowns. But when...
  • Hilton targeted in anti-fur demo

    02/15/2006 2:23:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 249+ views
    BBC UK ^ | Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 February 2006, 11:12 GMT | staff
    Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's sparkling debut at London Fashion Week was eclipsed when she was hit by flour bombs in a fur protest. The US socialite opened Julien Macdonald's show on the first night wearing diamonds valued at £2m. But animal rights campaigners from Peta showered flour over Hilton and the designer, who uses fur, as they went to an after-show party in Mayfair.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-14-2006

    02/14/2006 5:20:55 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 249+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-14-2006 | grey_whiskers
    Today it is Valentine's Day Men are in a hurry to say "I love you" to her with Diamonds or Fur ...and hope to get paid back "some way". Note: the thread in the hypertext link is a parody, so your mileage may vary... Off-topic, but couldn't resist: Dick Cheney hunted last weekend and accident'ly shot his friend But what makes it worse (no room in this verse) It means this gambit's at an end!
  • Fur Flies as Hudson’s Bay Sold to US Billionaire (Oh the horror; the horror!)

    01/28/2006 2:50:22 PM PST · by quidnunc · 72 replies · 2,891+ views
    The Business ^ | January 29, 2006 | Unattributed
    Hudson’s Bay Company — the world’s oldest joint stock company, founded in the reign of Charles II — has been sold to a South Carolina billionaire. The search by HBC directors for a buyer for Canada’s largest chain of department stores ended when they agreed to accept a $980m (£549m, e794m) offer from Jerry Zucker, a Charleston financier and HBC minority shareholder. Zucker, 55, has holdings in chemical and textile companies and in South Carolina’s Stingrays hockey team. He has promised to continue operating the unprofitable group. But the purchase by an American of a company so long and deeply...
  • Mariah Carey rejects fur coats from Russian tycoon

    01/08/2006 3:57:01 PM PST · by x5452 · 30 replies · 903+ views
    Pravda ^ | 12/25/2005
    Mariah Carey rejects fur coats from Russian tycoon 12/25/2005 11:08 Any woman would love to feel the soft touch of a fur coat wrapping around her shoulders Lately a Russian tycoon has gone through a bit of embarrassment. He had always been a great fan of Mariah Carey. She has a strong voice and a stunning body though the latter is rumored to be a product of plastic surgery. In fact, oligarchs do not give a damn about the miracles of plastic surgery since they have to deal with silicone girls anyway. The rich Russian was clearly trying to impress...
  • ROCCO RADIO IS COOKED (sponsor rankled over celeb chef's anti-fur remarks)

    12/27/2005 1:24:50 PM PST · by Liz · 24 replies · 2,406+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 25, 2005 | JOHN MAINELLI
    Former reality-TV chef Rocco DiSpirito — whose WOR radio show was set to replace Bob Grant in prestigious afternoon drive time next month — has suddenly left the station altogether..... Unbeknownst to listeners, DiSpirito's final midday show was Friday. "When we started working on the new show, it became apparent that we had two very different ideas of how to move forward," DiSpirito told The Post...... DiSpirito, 39, says he wanted to do a "broad lifestyle and entertainment-style show," rather than just talk about food and recipes, which he had been doing at 11 a.m. since joining WOR (710 AM)...
  • Cheaper Than Mink Or Sable - Fur Coats Made From Dogs That Were Skinned Alive

    12/17/2005 6:07:46 PM PST · by blam · 105 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2005 | Katy Duke/Elizabeth Day
    Cheaper than mink or sable - fur coats made from dogs that were skinned alive By Katy Duke and Elizabeth Day (Filed: 18/12/2005) It looks like the must-have item in every glamorous woman's winter wardrobe: a sleek, black fur coat dripping with opulence. But despite the seductive appearance, the coat is not mink or sable. Instead, it has been manufactured from dog fur - possibly from an animal that was drugged and skinned alive to preserve the fur's freshness. Heather Mills-McCartney with a rug made from cats' pelts Similar coats are selling rapidly in fashion boutiques across Europe. An undercover...
  • Fur is flying off shelves as a new mark of cool

    12/16/2005 4:23:55 PM PST · by qam1 · 95 replies · 2,042+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator. ^ | 12/16/05 | Lisa Grace Marr
    It's not the rabbit fur of the '60s or the big brushed pelts of the '70s and '80s. But fur is back. Just look at Canadian actor William Shatner. The Fur Council of Canada says the industry set records last year with $2 billion in sales across North America. Fur has become the new mark of cool. And the one demographic that's pushing the trends is twenty- and thirtysomethings. The people who follow the likes of P.Diddy and other hip-hop artists who have pushed fashion tastes toward beaver, or mink in a sheared look. Alan Herscovici, the council's executive director,...
  • Nude Anti-Fur Protest Held in Times Square

    11/25/2005 6:17:17 PM PST · by kingattax · 28 replies · 1,196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-23-05 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) - It was one of those "only in New York" moments: Two coffins, laid out in the middle of Times Square in a cold rain, with the naked bodies of a man and a woman in them - talking. Their message was: Some clothes sold in America are made with fur that comes from animals allegedly tortured in China. "Animals are skinned alive in China, because it's cheaper than to kill them humanely," said Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, opening her eyes as she shivered in a black cardboard coffin, with...
  • Man Sentenced To Prison For Freeing Mink

    11/10/2005 6:40:20 AM PST · by Lurker · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | 9 November 2005 | Staff
    November 09, Wisconsin Ag Connection — Man sentenced to prison for freeing mink. An animal rights activists who plead guilty to domestic terrorism charges for freeing thousands of mink from Midwest fur farms will go to federal prison for two years. Peter Young of Mercer Island, WA, was sentenced on Tuesday, November 8, by U.S. District Judge Stephen Crocker. He was also ordered to pay nearly $255,000 in restitution to the farmers he violated. Young eluded authorities for more than seven years after he trespassed on the mink operations eight years ago. Young, and accomplice Justin Samuel set out to...
  • Mink farm raider gets two-year term, but urges more raids

    11/09/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Duluth News ^ | 11-9-05
    ACTIVISM: Peter Daniel Young used his court appearance to urge others to attack mink farms. BY TODD RICHMOND ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON - An animal-rights activist who freed thousands of mink from Midwestern fur farms and then dodged federal authorities for years was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after urging his supporters in the courtroom to raid more farms. Peter Daniel Young, 28, of Mercer Island, Wash., became an idol to fellow activists during his seven years on the run from the FBI. Dozens of supporters demonstrated on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse Tuesday, holding signs that read...