Sunday, December 18, 2005

Animals skinned alive in Euro fur trade

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An undercover investigation has revealed a booming trade in dog and cat fur coats from eastern Europe. The fur, which comes from both strays and captured pets, is re-labelled to disguise its origins before being stitched into coats and re-dyed. A coat passed off as "Korean Wolf" had been manufactured from dog fur - possibly from an animal that was drugged and skinned alive to preserve the fur's freshness.

Freedom of speech isn’t only under threat in Turkey. While crime appears to run rampant in the UK, police are chasing up people who publicly challenge the government or who express views that aren’t deemed politically correct.

And a new seaplane service should connect the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos with Patras, w.e.f mid-January.

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