Tag: fur

New York Today: Fur Helped Build the City. Now Its Sale May Be Banned.

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Thursday. At about 8:10 a.m., Mayor de Blasio will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where he is expected to announce his plans to enter the 2020 presidential race. A Democratic club in Iowa has posted an event for Friday that was being […]

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Safaree Joins Black Pastors and Hasidic Jews to Rally Against Proposed NYC Ban on Sale of Fur

Safaree, in a fur while arriving to a party for Blac Chyna in Hollywood, May 2016Photo: Getty What do black pastors, Hasidic Jews and Safaree of Love & Hip Hop fame have in common? Apparently, a love of fur — and a determination to stop New York City lawmakers from banning fur sales in the […]

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Proposed Fur Ban in New York Pits Animal Rights Advocates Against Black Ministers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York City is no stranger to instituting bans, from plastic bags and single-use foam products to indoor smoking and alcohol ads. But none of those prohibitions has aroused such an emotional and fevered divide as the city’s move […]

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So, About That Time Tiffany Haddish Sent Fur—and Hypocrisy—Flying In Defense of Black Lives

Tiffany Haddish attends the City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala 2018 on October 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for City of Hope) She may have bombed during her New Year’s Eve performance in Miami, but Tiffany Haddish dropped another bomb on Instagram over the weekend that both ruffled feathers […]

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Mongolia Dispatch: At 14, She Hunts Wolves and Takes Selfies With Cherished Eagle in Mongolia

BAYAN-OLGII, Mongolia — When school is done on Fridays, Zamanbol heads back home, finishes her homework and does her chores as typical teenagers do anywhere. On Saturdays, she saddles up her horse, treks deep into snow-capped mountains and hunts wild beasts with a trusted partner: her trained bird of prey. Zamanbol, 14, is an eagle […]

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Trilobites: Feathers and Fur Fly Over Pterosaur Fossil Finding

Birds are famous for their colorful feathers, which they use to fly, flirt and keep warm. But long before avians ever flapped their wings, flying reptiles called pterosaurs seized the skies. Among paleontologists, it was a long-running assumption that the winged creatures lacked feathers. But a team of researchers has found what they believe to […]

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No Respect? Ahead of Her Funeral, PETA Asks Aretha Franklin’s Estate to Donate Her Furs

Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year on November 7, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Aretha Franklin’s funeral doesn’t take place until Friday, August 31, but already, precious pieces of her reportedly $80 million dollar estate—which Franklin left without a will in place—are […]

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