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Health
Danish Government admit mink cull 'had no legal basis'
Danish Government admit mink cull 'had no legal basis'
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In news that has angered many Animal activists, the Government of Denmark have admitted that their mink cull had no legal basis.

Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Fredericksen, admitted to the Danish Parliament on Tuesday "Even if we were in a rush, it should have been completely clear to us that new legislation was required, and it was not. I apologise for that,".

With this news, the Government shall be putting forward legislation of their own to create the necessary legal basis to continue and 'back up' the mink culling.

The cull is expected to affect the mink fur market, with Denmark being the biggest producer of mink fur in the world.

Business
Nordstrom to stop selling fur and exotic animal skills by the end of 2021
Nordstrom to stop selling fur and exotic animal skills by the end of 2021
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In a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, American department store chain Nordstrom has committed to banning exotic animal skins and real fur from its 355 stores. While other chains have adopted a fur-free policy in the past, Nordstrom will be the first US-based retailer to prohibit clothing and accessories made with skins of exotic animals.

Nordstrom's private labels have been free of fur and exotic animal skin for years, so the company's chief merchandising officer Teri Bariquit, and will encourage brands impacted by their new policy to "re-evaluate their use of fur and exotic animal skins."

Nordstrom will still sell products made out of the skin of cows, calves, sheep, lambs, pigs, goats and water buffalo but will exclude products derived from snakes, alligators, lizards, pythons, crocodiles, sharks, kangaroos, ostriches and stingrays.