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Controversial Nordic farms flourish on fur comeback

Fur has made a comeback on the world's most important catwalks, fostering a thriving industry in the Nordic region to the dismay of animal rights activists. In the 1990s, supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell posed in the buff for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) under the slogan "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" -- part of initiatives that helped make fur politically incorrect. Two decades later, mink and fox fur have become regulars in the most prestigious fashion shows.

Knock-offs gain cachet: Vegan leather accents, faux fur are popular gifts for the holidays

ATLANTA - Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year. Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s — that cheap, plastic-looking material made popular by Michael Jackson during his "Thriller" days.

Fur product prices rise on growing demand in China

SEOUL, South Korea — The prices of fur products for fall and winter of this year have sharply risen up to 30 percent from a year ago in South Korea due to increased demand for them in China, industry sources said Monday. The sharp rise was attributable to growing demand for the fur products in China, the industry sources said. Furthermore, China's demand for all things fur has pushed up their prices by an average of 10 percent to 15 percent in markets around the world, they said.

Mom of starved boy says grandmother needed custody of kids as a source of income

TORONTO - A Toronto woman who starved her five-year-old grandson to death wanted custody of the boy and his siblings because she lived in social housing and without them she could lose her home, a coroner's inquest heard Monday. Jeffrey Baldwin's mother told the inquest that her mother was constantly threatening to take her four children away. "(It) seemed like all she ever wanted was my kids," Yvonne Kidman told the inquest.
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