Tag: fur

The California Fur Ban and What It Means for You

So California has become the first state to ban fur. This sounds draconian. What does that actually mean? It is true that on Friday the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed AB44 into law, which bans sales of new clothing and accessories (handbags, shoes, pompoms, key chains, you know) made of fur. But that does not […]

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No Time for Fake Fur: A PETA Protester Tried to Step to Lil’ Kim, but She Told Them to ‘Back Up’

The spirit of Brooklyn was strong in a recent video where a PETA protester confronted Lil’ Kim, yelling at her to “stop wearing fur.” Advertisement In the video, the irate protester is charging at the rapper, but one thing becomes quickly apparent: This girl picked the wrong one (or maybe the right one). Despite the […]

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When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] With San Francisco banning menthol cigarettes last year, and the Food and Drug Administration considering a nationwide ban, it seemed like the time was ripe for New York to follow suit. Then Reynolds American, the tobacco giant, got to […]

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Seeing Red in the Fossil Record

What color was T. Rex? What about triceratops or glyptodon? Until recently, the palette of prehistory was the sole provenance of daydreams, CGI artists or kids with crayons. Advances in imaging technology are bringing us closer to real answers. Over the past decade, we’ve learned that Sinosauropteryx’s tail was striped, and Microraptor’s head was blue-black […]

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