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An online clothing store has joined high-street shops in pulling angora products from its virtual shelves

Fur flies as Gwyneth Paltrow offends her animal-rights friends

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Animal rights group turns its fire on celebrity meat-eaters

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A large black bear and her cub emerge from the undergrowth, drawn to the scent of a rusty oil drum filled with a pungent bait of pizza, doughnuts and skinned animals. As the pair begin to tuck in, a shot rings out and the mother lets out a wounded roar and flees to what is almost certainly a painful and lingering death.

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Turkeys give thanks for Moby

Letter: Pets in Taiwan

Sir: Mr. Wood's letter (23 September) regarding the welfare of dogs in the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan was one-sided and untrue. Over the past few years the government of the ROC has been working in close partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to alleviate cruelty to dogs on the island.

Letter: Fish do feel pain

THANK YOU Tom Hudson for pointing out the environmental damage caused by angling (Letters, 19 September).

Fatal rubber attraction for a fish out of water; FISHING LINES

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