Britain: Furry Furor

Furry Furor

The elegant, fur-clad woman sports a bloody animal paw worn as an earring and a steel trap as a brooch. Her picture is accompanied by this warning: THE LEG HOLD TRAP -- FOR ANIMALS THAT DON'T GET STRANGLED, BEATEN, GASSED OR ELECTROCUTED. That poster is part of a campaign by Britain's animal lovers to publicize the inhumane manner in which many fur coats are produced.

The government is expected to introduce a law this spring requiring coats made from lynx, coyote, wolf, bobcat or fox to carry a label stating that the fur comes from "animals commonly caught in leg-hold traps."...

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