Prashant K. Khetan

Wake Up, America: Fur Is So Out

New York Fashion Week just wrapped on February 16. I really thought that this would be the year when we would see the same progress that is being made throughout the world—designers and retailers leading efforts to end the use of fur in fashion. Sadly, I was disappointed by the rampant use of fur, yet again, at Fashion Week. Too many designers proudly cloaked their models in animal furs and paraded them down the runways.

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It's Time to Debunk Trophy Hunters' Claims With Actual Facts

The killing of Cecil the lion by a Minnesota dentist in 2015 grabbed the attention of the world. Big-game hunter Walter Palmer reportedly paid $54,000 to slaughter the beloved lion, who was a staple at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Palmer wounded Cecil with an arrow, tracked the bleeding cat for hours, then shot him to death with a rifle.

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Tens of Thousands of Exotic Wild Animals Are Suffering as Captive Pets in Private Homes

Freeman, a 16-year-old long-tailed macaque, is a resident of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in south Texas, one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the United States. The name Freeman, bestowed upon him upon his arrival at the 186-acre sanctuary in May 2012, is no coincidence. For the first 10 years of Freeman's life, the 18-pound monkey, then-called JR, was kept as a pet in Midland, Michigan, imprisoned in a 25-inch-wide cage, which was weighed down with a heavy cement block to prevent his escape.

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Millions of Animals Across the U.S. Suffer Agonizing Deaths in Cruel Traps Just to Supply the Fashion Industry With Fur

A beaver in upstate New York swims along an icy riverbank. It is an area familiar to him. It is his home. But today, there is something different about this setting: a body-gripping Conibear trap, placed under water at the entrance to his dam by a trapper earlier in the day. The beaver swims to enter his dam and—SNAP!—his body is suddenly caught in the trap.

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